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Re: Time to start drafting the 8.4 release

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Rob Napier <rob(at)doitonce(dot)net(dot)au>, PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Time to start drafting the 8.4 release
Date: 2009-03-31 17:11:26
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> On 3/30/09 11:49 PM, Rob Napier wrote:
> >   Josh
> >
> > Is there anything I can do to help?
> >
> > If you give me the raw details, I'd be happy to write it for you.
> See the wiki page.
> But the first thing to do is start with a theme.  Suggestions?
> We used "rapid development" last year, so we can't use it this year. 
> But this release doesn't have any central "theme" in terms of what's 
> been added; it's just a whole buncha features.
> The one thing I thought of which is somewhat new is that we added 
> several features or partial features designed to pave the way for larger 
> features later.

I used this text for the top of the 8.4 release note; it highlights
targeted development and recently-adopted SQL-standard features.

    After many years of development, <productname>PostgreSQL</> has
    become feature-complete in many areas.   This release shows a
    targeted approach to adding features (e.g. authentication,
    monitoring, space reuse), and adds capabilities defined in the
    later SQL standards;  the major areas of enhancement are:

You will notice from the release notes that the feature additions are
more focused in specific areas than in previous releases, and we have
added some cool SQL-standards stuff (windowing, recusive queries).

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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