Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: [ANNOUNCE] Its Beta Time Again ... 8.1 Beta 1 Now Available

From: Antje(dot)Stejskal(at)ppimedia(dot)de
To: scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Lars(dot)Kuehne(at)ppimedia(dot)de
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Its Beta Time Again ... 8.1 Beta 1 Now Available
Date: 2005-08-26 07:30:52
Message-ID: (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
Hi Marc,
can you please tell me why you changed the user/group concept to the role
I cannot see any advantages, though I see, that the complete user
administration needs to be modified when upgrading to the next version. 
As I am on vacation beginning next week, please respond also to
Lars(dot)Kuehne(at)ppimedia(dot)de .

Thanks in advance,
Antje Stejskal

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Marc G. Fournier [mailto:scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org]
Gesendet: Freitag, 26. August 2005 01:28
An: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Betreff: [ANNOUNCE] Its Beta Time Again ... 8.1 Beta 1 Now Available

Back on the 1st of July, after almost 6 months of development since 8.0 
was released, development on 8.1 was frozen.

Now, after spending the past few weeks processing through outstanding 
patches applicable to 8.1, we now enter our beta testing period, where we 
need help from the community at large.

PostgreSQL 8.1 will bring in alot of fairly large features, including:

      - Improve concurrent access to the shared buffer cache
      - Add in-memory bitmaps which allows multiple indexes to be merged in
        a single query
      - Add two-phase commit
      - Create a new role system that replaces users and groups
      - Move /contrib/pgautovacuum into the main server
      - Add shared row level locks using SELECT ... FOR SHARE
      - many many others listed in the HISTORY file

As with all major releases, we need to put the above changes through some 
extensive testing, in as many scenarios as possible, so encourage both 
testing, as well as bug reports.

PostgreSQL 8.1 Beta 1 is now available via:

Please report any bugs with this beta to:


Or through our Bug Reporting Tool available at:

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (
Email: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
TIP 9: In versions below 8.0, the planner will ignore your desire to
       choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not

pgsql-hackers by date

Next:From: Michael PaesoldDate: 2005-08-26 08:58:12
Subject: Re: Stuff running slooow
Previous:From: Dennis BjorklundDate: 2005-08-26 07:01:25
Subject: Re: Call for 7.5 feature completion

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2017 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group