Re: PostgreSQL 16 Beta 1 release announcement draft

From: Nathan Bossart <nathandbossart(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Jonathan S(dot) Katz" <jkatz(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL 16 Beta 1 release announcement draft
Date: 2023-05-19 14:57:02
Message-ID: 20230519145702.GA3368578@nathanxps13
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On Fri, May 19, 2023 at 12:17:50AM -0400, Jonathan S. Katz wrote:
> Attached is a draft of the release announcement for PostgreSQL 16 Beta 1.
> The goal of this announcement is to get people excited about testing the
> beta and highlight many of the new features.


> PostgreSQL 16 continues to give users to the ability grant privileged access to
> features without requiring superuser with new
> [predefined roles](
> These include `pg_maintain`, which enables execution of operations such as
> `VACUUM`, `ANALYZE`, `REINDEX`, and others, and `pg_createsubscription`, which
> allows users to create a logical replication subscription. Additionally,
> starting with release, logical replication subscribers execute transactions on a
> table as the table owner, not the superuser.

[pg_use_]reserved_connections might also deserve a mention here. AFAICT
it's the only new predefined role that isn't mentioned in the announcement.
I'm okay with leaving it out if folks don't think it should make the cut.

Nathan Bossart
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