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  • (I've already bounced this off the core committee, but it's time for wider discussion.) September is upon us and it doesn't seem like we are ready to ship a beta. I think it's time to start making ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 1, 2006 at 6:28 pm
    Sep 25, 2006 at 11:49 am
  • So I'm thinking again about the problems with fixed length data types not having typmod available when they would need it. But I'm having trouble finding enough old posts to get a handle on exactly ...
    Gregory StarkGregory Stark
    Sep 5, 2006 at 1:49 pm
    Sep 22, 2006 at 2:58 pm
  • For years I have been promising that a 64 bit version of the money type was on the way. Here it is. So far it compiles and I have done some basic testing on it and it seems to work fine. Note that ...
    D'Arcy J.M. CainD'Arcy J.M. Cain
    Sep 14, 2006 at 2:34 pm
    Jan 2, 2007 at 6:55 am
  • I have started working on release notes for 8.2. I should have a draft list by Saturday. -- Bruce Momjian bruce@momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Sep 8, 2006 at 12:26 am
    Sep 21, 2006 at 3:14 am
  • David Strong points out here http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2006-09/msg02071.php that some popular implementations of strncpy(dst,src,n) are quite inefficient when strlen(src) is much ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 26, 2006 at 8:24 pm
    Feb 13, 2007 at 6:20 pm
  • I have now moved the wiki installation to: http://developer.postgresql.org/ Where it is currently available for use by any hackers for non-end-user related activities. I haven't changed Greg's ...
    Dave PageDave Page
    Sep 2, 2006 at 7:49 pm
    Sep 27, 2006 at 8:50 am
  • One good thing about advisory locks having been in contrib was that they didn't affect anyone who didn't actually install the module. Now that we've put those functions in core, I wonder whether we ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 20, 2006 at 11:52 pm
    Sep 22, 2006 at 9:53 pm
  • I've been experimenting with the idea of a so-called Block B-Tree. The basic idea is that instead of storing an index tuple for each heap tuple, we store an index tuple for each heap block. This ...
    Heikki LinnakangasHeikki Linnakangas
    Sep 26, 2006 at 10:16 am
    Sep 29, 2006 at 4:22 pm
  • I see this in the CVS commits for 8.2. Did we determine the proper number of lock partitions? Should it be based on the number of buffers or concurrent sessions allowed? Divide the lock manager's ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Sep 10, 2006 at 11:57 pm
    Oct 18, 2006 at 5:21 pm
  • Hi! I'm about to do some benchmarking on -HEAD one some hardware I have available and it seems I'm hitting a rather weird issue causing the osdl dbt3 benchmark to run very slow and eating CPU time ...
    Stefan KaltenbrunnerStefan Kaltenbrunner
    Sep 11, 2006 at 5:55 pm
    Sep 28, 2006 at 4:16 pm
  • I see the following items standing between us and putting out 8.2beta1: * Set client encoding based on OS environment - Peter E. I'm not sure whether Peter is intending to complete this item for 8.2 ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 17, 2006 at 11:38 pm
    Oct 5, 2006 at 12:05 pm
  • I'd like to include a section on Major changes in this release at the top of the release notes, as has been done for at least the last 6 major releases. The notes below are one stab at that, for ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    Sep 20, 2006 at 3:46 pm
    Sep 26, 2006 at 1:03 pm
  • Following up on the recent discussion on list about wasted space in data representations I want to summarise what we found and make some proposals: As I see it there are two cases: Case 1) Data types ...
    Gregory StarkGregory Stark
    Sep 15, 2006 at 5:50 pm
    Sep 18, 2006 at 2:05 pm
  • Awhile back I complained that while all the core geometric datatypes use operator @ to mean "contained in" and operator ~ to mean "contains", contrib/cube and contrib/seg switch the meanings: ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 3, 2006 at 5:35 pm
    Sep 10, 2006 at 12:47 am
  • Bruce, After some delay with server issues, I've loaded these contrib modules. Since I'm not hip to the magic required to remove a directory safely in CVS, please do it for me? Migrated to pgFoundry: ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Sep 5, 2006 at 5:16 am
    Sep 15, 2006 at 4:57 pm
  • The new_guid() generates a random guid in the range of 256^256 which is 3.231700607131100730071487668867e+616 (easy to imagine) using PG's randomizer. I wonder how often someone could actually ...
    Gevik BabakhaniGevik Babakhani
    Sep 18, 2006 at 9:29 am
    Sep 27, 2006 at 8:02 pm
  • Hello, I know that this would be completely out of the norm. However, would it be worth considering having a mid cycle release for 8.3? Basically the release would focus on: Updateable views Bitmap ...
    Joshua D. DrakeJoshua D. Drake
    Sep 14, 2006 at 4:22 pm
    Sep 18, 2006 at 7:03 pm
  • AFAICS, there is absolutely no difference anymore between turning log_duration ON and setting log_min_duration_statement to zero. ISTM that having the two redundant GUC settings is just confusing, ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 7, 2006 at 9:17 pm
    Sep 16, 2006 at 1:11 pm
  • It appears that the JDBC client doesn't include the Kerberos support that the C clients do. So, two questions: 1) Is there an alternative JDBC client that's just a glue layer instead of a complete ...
    Henry B. HotzHenry B. Hotz
    Sep 28, 2006 at 5:46 pm
    Sep 30, 2006 at 3:13 am
  • Here are the open items for 8.2: http://momjian.postgresql.org/cgi-bin/pgopenitems This list will be continually updated until we release 8.2. -- Bruce Momjian bruce@momjian.us EnterpriseDB ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Sep 5, 2006 at 1:27 am
    Sep 6, 2006 at 6:51 pm
  • Awhile back, someone went around and made sure that all the contrib modules had uninstall scripts, but most of the new contributions since then don't have 'em: adminpack hstore pg_freespacemap ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 10, 2006 at 6:08 pm
    Sep 30, 2006 at 6:29 pm
  • Well you could always use te HTML4 ı which most tools should understand. At least browsers have good support for this kind of entity. Have a nice day, -- Martijn van Oosterhout ...
    Martijn van OosterhoutMartijn van Oosterhout
    Sep 23, 2006 at 9:46 am
    Sep 25, 2006 at 8:03 am
  • Following the recent discussion on this list and another on pgsql-core, we have decided that we would like to aim to meet the following schedule for the release of PostgreSQL 8.3: April 1st 2007 - ...
    Dave PageDave Page
    Sep 22, 2006 at 1:16 pm
    Sep 25, 2006 at 8:27 am
  • I discussed with Gavin about "pg_downgrade" process. I think that it should be much dangerous and more complex problem than upgrade. Some operation on the new system should makes downgrade impossible ...
    Zdenek KotalaZdenek Kotala
    Sep 20, 2006 at 10:57 am
    Oct 7, 2006 at 12:17 am
  • In addition to/instead of abstracting cmin/cmax to a phantom ID, what about allowing for two versions of the tuple header, one with cid info and one without? That would allow for cid info to be ...
    Jim C. NasbyJim C. Nasby
    Sep 28, 2006 at 4:08 pm
    Oct 6, 2006 at 1:39 pm
  • I intend to play with some optimizer aspects. Just for fun. I'm a novice in the DBMS development so I can not promise any available results but if it can be useful even as yet another failed attempt ...
    Say42Say42
    Sep 11, 2006 at 1:20 pm
    Sep 14, 2006 at 4:47 am
  • Any chance for a DB Client accessible list of allowable time zones? I've been told that the only way to get at this list is by looking through the source and lifting the list from zone.tab. While I'm ...
    Naz GassiepNaz Gassiep
    Sep 6, 2006 at 6:10 pm
    Sep 19, 2006 at 10:06 am
  • Folks, I would like to submit the following proposal regarding the implementation of the GUID datatype. Based on the findings, thoughts and the discussion we have had in the past, I am going to ...
    Gevik BabakhaniGevik Babakhani
    Sep 8, 2006 at 7:17 pm
    Sep 11, 2006 at 3:30 pm
  • That looks correct, but I went looking to see if there were any other mistakes of the same ilk, and I'm wondering what the sense is in openFlagsToCreateFileFlags ... seems like it's ignoring O_EXCL ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 24, 2006 at 4:56 pm
    Feb 13, 2007 at 2:08 am
  • I've send the comment below to the documentation page about CREATE FUNCTION, but it got (rightfully) rejected, since it doesn't really add up to the discussion and is more of a request about syntax. ...
    Ricardo MalafaiaRicardo Malafaia
    Sep 15, 2006 at 2:08 pm
    Sep 20, 2006 at 11:26 am
  • I agree that this seems like an oversight in the original months/days/seconds patch, rather than behavior we want to keep. But is DecodeInterval the only place with the problem? My recollection is ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 1, 2006 at 12:12 am
    Sep 4, 2006 at 7:36 pm
  • Hi Andrew, I'm just investigating a problem with beta 1 running on Windows 2K and XP, and noticed that neither Snake or Bandicoot have built -HEAD for nearly 3 weeks. I'm investigating why and will ...
    Dave PageDave Page
    Sep 23, 2006 at 8:12 pm
    Sep 27, 2006 at 8:26 pm
  • I tried regression test with Postgres Beta and horology test field. See attached log. It appears few month ago - see http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-ports/2006-06/msg00004.php I used Sun Studio ...
    Zdenek KotalaZdenek Kotala
    Sep 26, 2006 at 3:33 pm
    Oct 2, 2006 at 11:02 pm
  • It was premature to add this: Bruce is still trying to get a copyright assignment out of the author. regards, tom lane
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 4, 2006 at 3:13 pm
    Sep 16, 2006 at 5:35 pm
  • Here is an early draft of the release notes. It needs more polish and review: http://momjian.us/cgi-bin/pgrelease I will catch up on my email tomorrow, update the open items list for 8.2, and then ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Sep 14, 2006 at 5:12 am
    Sep 15, 2006 at 12:14 am
  • I experimented with this using CVS HEAD, and found that SSL+md5 works fine as long as I enter the correct password ... but if I give a wrong password I get $ psql -h localhost regression Password: ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 26, 2006 at 3:52 pm
    Sep 27, 2006 at 7:14 pm
  • Per discussion on reducing heap tuple header, I've started to work on the phantom cid idea. I'm thinking of having an array of cmin,cmax pairs, indexed by phantom cid number. Looking up cmin,cmax of ...
    Heikki LinnakangasHeikki Linnakangas
    Sep 20, 2006 at 6:27 pm
    Sep 26, 2006 at 4:23 pm
  • Hello List I am trying to develop, a API to carry through backup and restore through JDBC. I think that the best form is to use JNI. Some Suggestion?
    Marlon PetryMarlon Petry
    Sep 28, 2006 at 2:27 pm
    Sep 30, 2006 at 10:25 am
  • Hi, What's the status of the bitmap index patch? Have you worked on it since the last posted patch (http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-patches/2006-08/msg00003.php)? I've started to review it, to ...
    Heikki LinnakangasHeikki Linnakangas
    Sep 12, 2006 at 9:44 am
    Sep 28, 2006 at 4:50 pm
  • I would like to work on the domain casting problem. I have spent sometime in order to understand how this whole domain handling works when it comes to casting and I think I understand why this cannot ...
    Gevik BabakhaniGevik Babakhani
    Sep 20, 2006 at 1:08 pm
    Sep 21, 2006 at 4:38 pm
  • -lcurses -lldap_r $(PTHREAD_LIBS), $(LIBS)) That seems like a good idea. I'll try to work it out and resubmit the fix. Yours, Laurenz Albe
    Albe LaurenzAlbe Laurenz
    Sep 5, 2006 at 6:18 am
    Sep 13, 2006 at 3:40 pm
  • I noticed when I was working on a patch quite a while back that there are no regression tests for large object support. I know, large objects are not the most sexy part of the code-base, and I think ...
    Jeremy DrakeJeremy Drake
    Sep 5, 2006 at 7:05 am
    Oct 15, 2006 at 3:11 am
  • I suspect that up to now the buildfarm had a static build of PostgreSQL. What is the output of 'ldd initdb' when it builds and runs correctly? Is libpq.so in a non-standard directory? If yes, one ...
    Albe LaurenzAlbe Laurenz
    Sep 13, 2006 at 3:51 pm
    Sep 18, 2006 at 3:35 pm
  • Doh ... I think the critical bit is here: autovacuum = on # enable autovacuum subprocess? The problem is that ANALYZE takes only AccessShareLock on a table, so it's entirely possible for two backends ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Sep 14, 2006 at 3:20 pm
    Sep 15, 2006 at 1:41 pm
  • I've rigged up a simple simulator for the scheme I described for detecting pseudo-constant parameters to prepared statements. It withstands simple tests, and it neatly picks up cases where some ...
    Jeroen T. VermeulenJeroen T. Vermeulen
    Sep 3, 2006 at 10:04 am
    Sep 5, 2006 at 5:05 am
  • Hi all. I don't know if here is the best place, but in: http://conference.postgresql.org/Catalog there's no link to the slides of the talks. I think that would be nice the slides there :) []'s - ...
    Walter CruzWalter Cruz
    Sep 18, 2006 at 9:00 pm
    Oct 24, 2006 at 7:01 pm
  • Way past feature freeze, but this small change allows a powerful new feature utilising the Restartable Recovery capability. Very useful for very large database backups... Includes full documentation. ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    Sep 19, 2006 at 2:10 pm
    Oct 2, 2006 at 10:33 pm
  • First, I asked about this on #postgresql, and I realize that this request would be a low priority item. Yet, it would be an improvement for security reasons. When creating a function using EXTERNAL ...
    Pascal MeunierPascal Meunier
    Sep 14, 2006 at 2:39 pm
    Sep 20, 2006 at 10:56 am
  • We currently use 4 int32s to store xmin, xmax, cmin, cmax and xvac on every heap tuple. That's a lot of overhead, especially on tables with narrow rows. Reduction in header size would give us ...
    Heikki LinnakangasHeikki Linnakangas
    Sep 19, 2006 at 1:37 pm
    Sep 19, 2006 at 6:46 pm
  • Folks, I would like to have your thoughts on a solution for the duplicate OIDs. I wanted to apply the uuid patch on a newly download source from the CVS. Patching and "make install" went just okay ...
    Gevik BabakhaniGevik Babakhani
    Sep 18, 2006 at 5:54 pm
    Sep 18, 2006 at 11:43 pm
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