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PostgreSQL 8.3 has been released!

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL 8.3 has been released!
Date: 2008-02-04 16:40:52
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Today the PostgreSQL Global Development Group releases the long-awaited
version 8.3 of the most advanced open source database, which cements our
place as the best performing open source database.  Among the 
performance features you'll be excited about in 8.3 are:

-- Heap Only Tuples	         -- BGWriter Autotuning
-- Asynchronous Commit           -- Spread Checkpoints
-- Synchronous Scan              -- "Var-Varlena"
-- L2 Cache Protection           -- Lazy XID

8.3 also has a lot of cool features for PostgreSQL DBAs and developers,

-- SQL/XML                         -- CSV Logging
-- MS Visual C++ support           -- ENUMs
-- Integrated Tsearch              -- SSPI & GSSAPI
-- Composite Type Arrays	   -- pg_standby

There are many, many other features included in this release.  Visit the 
features list ( 
and the features matrix ( 
for more information, and browse the release notes 
( to see the 
more than 300 patches that went into the release.  You can even visit 
the press page (

Or just go ahead and download and install 8.3:

-- Source:
-- Windows Binaries:
-- Fedora, Red Hat, Solaris Binaries:

(If you don't see these files, it's possible that your local mirror is 
still synching.  Check back in an hour or two.)

All of the more than 200 contributors to 8.3 are excited and relieved to
deliver this version after 15 months of work.  Upgrade, and enjoy the 
new features and faster performance!


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