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PostgreSQL 8.0.0 Officially Goes Beta

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After almost 9 months of development, the PostgreSQL Global Development
Group is proud to announce that development on PostgreSQL 8.0.0 has now
finished, and is ready for some serious testing.

For those wondering about the 8.0.0 designation on this release, there
have been several *very* large features included in this release that we
felt warranted the jump. As with all of our releases, we aim to have this
one as rock solid as possible, but *at least* one of the features added to
this release involved such changes that may warrant a bit extra testing
post-release before deploying it in production.

Although the list of new features in 8.0.0 is extensive, with both SMB
(Win32 Native Support) and Enterprise (Nested Transactions and Point in
Time Recory) features being added, there is one thing that hasn't been
included as part of the core distribution, and that is a Windows
Installer, which can be found at:

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pginstaller

For a complete list of changes/improvements since 7.4.0 was released,
please see:

http://developer.postgresql.org/beta-history.txt

That said, and without further ado, Beta 1 is currently available for
download on all mirrors:

http://www.postgresql.org/mirrors-ftp.html

And, thanks to David Fetter, the Beta is also available via BitTorrent at:

http://bt.postgresql.org

As with all releases, the success of this release falls in the your hands
.... to go from Beta -> Release, we need as many people out there to put it
through her paces as possible, on as many platforms as possible. We urge
anyone, and everyone, to download a copy and run her through her
regression tests, and report any/all problems, and bugs, to

pg********@postgresql.org

The more bugs we can find, and eliminate, during Beta, the more successful
the Release will be ...

On behalf of all of the developers, Happy Bug Hunting ...

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Thanks to all Developers, GREAT JOB!

Just switched from 7.4 cygwin to 8 beta native win32 on my development
system. Everything works so far!

Just a small suggestion for now:
Can you enable file logging (redirect_stderr = true) in the windows
installer by default. I think without you'll see no logs when run as
service.

Best regards,
Christian

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Nov 23 '05 #2

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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

After almost 9 months of development, the PostgreSQL Global Development
Group is proud to announce that development on PostgreSQL 8.0.0 has now
finished, and is ready for some serious testing.


I submitted the news to www.osnews.com, do you think that is too much to
submit it to slashdot ? Just to avoid to be slashdotted...

Regards
Gaetano Mendola


Nov 23 '05 #3

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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

For a complete list of changes/improvements since 7.4.0 was released,
please see:

http://developer.postgresql.org/beta-history.txt


I think is better write in the Win32 Native Server section that Postgres
is only available on Win32 with NTFS file system.

Regards
Gaetano Mendola
Nov 23 '05 #4

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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

For a complete list of changes/improvements since 7.4.0 was released,
please see:

http://developer.postgresql.org/beta-history.txt


I think is better write in the Win32 Native Server section that Postgres
is only available on Win32 with NTFS file system.

Regards
Gaetano Mendola
Nov 23 '05 #5

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On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Rajesh Kumar Mallah wrote:

The beta link under ftp://ftp3.us.postgresql.org/pub/postgresql/
and possible all mirrors leads to nowhere. I guess many people
would click there.
Already fixed ... s
Regds
mallah.

Gaetano Mendola wrote:
Marc G. Fournier wrote:

After almost 9 months of development, the PostgreSQL Global Development
Group is proud to announce that development on PostgreSQL 8.0.0 has now
finished, and is ready for some serious testing.

I submitted the news to www.osnews.com, do you think that is too much to
submit it to slashdot ? Just to avoid to be slashdotted...

Regards
Gaetano Mendola

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Nov 23 '05 #6

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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

| On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Rajesh Kumar Mallah wrote:
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|>
|> The beta link under ftp://ftp3.us.postgresql.org/pub/postgresql/
|> and possible all mirrors leads to nowhere. I guess many people
|> would click there.
|
|
| Already fixed ... s
|

Doesn't work, I just check the url not the link, testing the link,
this is what a Squid say:

The following URL could not be retrieved: ftp://ftp3.us.postgresql.org/pub/postgresql/beta

Squid sent the following FTP command:

RETR beta

and then received this reply

beta: No such file or directory.

This might be caused by an FTP URL with an absolute path (which does not comply with RFC 1738).
If this is the cause, then the file can be found at ftp://ftp3.us.postgresql.org/%2f/pub/postgresql/beta.

Regards
Gaetano Mendola


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Nov 23 '05 #7

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Rajesh Kumar Mallah wrote:

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| The beta link under ftp://ftp3.us.postgresql.org/pub/postgresql/
| and possible all mirrors leads to nowhere. I guess many people
| would click there.

It works for me.
Regards
Gaetano Mendola

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Nov 23 '05 #8

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The beta link under ftp://ftp3.us.postgresql.org/pub/postgresql/
and possible all mirrors leads to nowhere. I guess many people
would click there.

Regds
mallah.

Gaetano Mendola wrote:
Marc G. Fournier wrote:

After almost 9 months of development, the PostgreSQL Global
Development Group is proud to announce that development on PostgreSQL
8.0.0 has now finished, and is ready for some serious testing.

I submitted the news to www.osnews.com, do you think that is too much to
submit it to slashdot ? Just to avoid to be slashdotted...

Regards
Gaetano Mendola

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Mallah.

Rajesh Kumar Mallah
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