== PostgreSQL Weekly News - February 19 2005 ==

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
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Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - February 19 2005 ==
Date: 2005-02-19 19:58:02
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - February 19 2005 ==

There was a lot of discussion on the subject of preventing
catastrophic transaction id (TID) wrap-arounds this week. It looks
like pg_autovacuum is going to be part of 8.1.

OSCON submissions are now in process. If you got yours in, people are
discussing it even now.

Sean Chittenden is using Coverity's code auditing tool on the
PostgreSQL code base, and has found some bugs.

Abhijit Menon-Sen found a case where INSERT ... SELECT ... could crash
the back-end. Although this did not corrupt data, Tom Lane fixed it
in under four hours.

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

PGCluster-1.3.0 is a Synchronous Multi-Master replication system for
PostgreSQL 8. http://www.pgfoundry.org/projects/pgcluster

MyGeneration O/R mapping tool now supports PostgreSQL

== PostgreSQL in the News ==

Formalized code quality checking is in the air. Klocwork has offered
its static analysis tool to open source organizations including
PostgreSQL http://www.klocwork.com/

Linuxworld Boston had a successful PostgreSQL presence. Kudos to all
the folks in Boston who pulled this all together.

Latest from the Power PostgreSQL web site includes Mark Kirkwood's
explanation of how the planner uses statistics and a brand new
annotated postgresql.conf.

General Bits: http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/

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