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Re: [HACKERS] Linux/Alpha and Postgres 7.0 Beta Status

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Ryan Kirkpatrick <pgsql(at)rkirkpat(dot)net>
Cc: hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Linux/Alpha and Postgres 7.0 Beta Status
Date: 2000-04-05 00:54:30
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*rofl* I haven't even had a chance to write up the ChangeLog/announcement
for beta4 yet :)  I just made the tarball itself a few hours ago so that
it had a chance to propogate through the mirror sites ...

 On Tue, 4 Apr 2000, Ryan Kirkpatrick wrote:

> 	I finally managed to catch up with the 7.0 betas (provided beta5
> does not come out in the next few hours :). My web site has been updated
> with the Linux/Alpha patches for 7.0beta4 (see the software section), and
> for history's sake, I have also listed the Linux/Alpha patches for all
> version of PostgreSQL that the patches have existed for.
> 	With these patches applied to the 7.0beta4 tarball, all regression
> tests pass (save for geometry with the harmless off by one in the nth
> decimal place error). I have also tested it against a few of my own apps
> and while there were a few quirks in conversion (i.e. int() -> int4()),
> nothing major was encountered. I would encourage anyone running pgsql on
> Linux/Alpha to pound on these patches and make sure it works for them as
> soon as possible. Email me any Linux/Alpha specific problems found.
> 	I also have to say that 7.0 is much faster than 6.5.3. It used to
> take 10 to 15 minutes to load 125k rows into pgsql, now it takes only 5
> minutes for the same data on the same machine! Good work!
> 	When the final version of 7.0 comes out, I will double check the
> patch still work (and make modifications as necessary), update my web
> page, and post a short message here. Beyond that, I have very little time
> to work on pgsql until mid May as I have a few projects that need to be
> finished ASAP before I can graduate. :) Once I have graduated, I plan to
> put some time in on getting the Linux/Alpha patches cleaned up and
> intergrated into the main source tree, hopefully in time for 7.1. 
> 	I will post the 7.0beta4 Linux/Alpha patch to the patches list
> shortly. That is all. TTYL.
> 	PS. Maybe a note should be put on the pgsql ports page that
> patches are needed for Linux/Alpha an a ref to my web page.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> |   "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."                    |
> |                                            --- Philippians 1:21 (KJV)   |
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> |   Ryan Kirkpatrick  |  Boulder, Colorado  |   |
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Marc G. Fournier                   ICQ#7615664               IRC Nick: Scrappy
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