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DRAFT beta release announcement

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: DRAFT beta release announcement
Date: 2010-04-27 17:29:57
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DATE:  The first beta release of PostgreSQL version 9.0 is now 
available.  Version 9.0 is the first version of PostgreSQL to inclue 
built-in binary database replication, consisting of two features, "Hot 
Standby" and "Streaming Replication".  This new replication, as well as 
several other radical new features, will drive adoption of PostgreSQL by 
new users and in new types of applications.

This release is a beta version.  This means that it is expected to have 
bugs, issues, and missing documentation.  9.0 beta is being released so 
that our users will find those issues and help eliminate them in time 
for the final release.  All PostgreSQL users are emphatically requested 
to download and test version 9.0 to help us achieve a faster and more 
trouble-free 9.0 release.

In addition to the new replication, a number of new features will allow 
developers and DBAs to broaden their use of PostgreSQL, including:

* Support for 64-bit Windows
* Redesigned LISTEN/NOTIFY built-in event notifications
* The DO() statement, allowing users to execute ad-hoc procedural statements
* Conditional and Column Triggers
* Numerous PL/Perl improvements
* Uniqueness constraints for non-scalar data
* Improved key-value data support

The full list of over 200 changes is available in the release notes:

Users interested in taking advantage of these new features should 
download and test porting their applications to PostgreSQL 9.0 beta now. 
  Because of the many new major features, as well as overhauled internal 
code, in version 9.0, there are expected to be a number of 
backwards-compatibility issues.

Source code, as well as binary installers for many platforms, is 
available from the PostgreSQL Web Site:

* Source:
* Windows Installer:
* Binaries for other platforms:
* Release Notes:
* Participating in Testing:

                                   -- Josh Berkus
                                      PostgreSQL Experts Inc.


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