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Marc G. Fournier
 
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Default PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 10:06 AM







After a relatively short period for beta5, where nothing major arose, we
have just packaged up our first Release Candidate for v7.4, with the hopes
of producing a full release over the next 7 to 14 days.

There is only one major change between Beta5 and RC1 that, so far, has
been reported back ... RC1 will no longer work with TCL8.0.x, due to a
change to pgtclCmds.c:

Use Tcl ByteArray objects to avoid unwanted character set
translation in libpgtcl's lo_read/lo_write commands. Also, deal
correctly with failure return from lo_read(). ljb and Tom Lane.

There are a few other changes that were made, affecting RI, Java and ECPG,
among others, with a full list of changes available at:

ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/sources...g.BETA5.to.RC1

As we are in the home stretch of a full release, we encourage as many as
possible to test and report any bugs they can find, whether as part of the
build process, or running in "real life" scenarios.

If we've heard no reports back before midnight on Thursday, we are looking
at a full code freeze, with a Final Release to happen on the following
Monday.



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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 11:56 AM






Quoting "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy (AT) postgresql (DOT) org>:

Quote:
After a relatively short period for beta5, where nothing major arose, we
have just packaged up our first Release Candidate for v7.4, with the hopes
of producing a full release over the next 7 to 14 days.

There is only one major change between Beta5 and RC1 that, so far, has
been reported back ... RC1 will no longer work with TCL8.0.x, due to a
change to pgtclCmds.c:

Use Tcl ByteArray objects to avoid unwanted character set
translation in libpgtcl's lo_read/lo_write commands. Also, deal
correctly with failure return from lo_read(). ljb and Tom Lane.

There are a few other changes that were made, affecting RI, Java and ECPG,
among others, with a full list of changes available at:

ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/sources...g.BETA5.to.RC1

As we are in the home stretch of a full release, we encourage as many as
possible to test and report any bugs they can find, whether as part of the
build process, or running in "real life" scenarios.

If we've heard no reports back before midnight on Thursday, we are looking
at a full code freeze, with a Final Release to happen on the following
Monday.



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Something told me to email you (or the list) over the weekend. I just got two
P4 boxes in and the first thing that went on there was beta5 so I could play
around with pgbench and some other things to get my feet wet... but there was a
little voice that was saying perhaps I should wait.

*happy 7.4 is almost released dance*


Hopefully I'll get some play time this week.


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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 12:03 PM



Quote:
"MGF" == Marc G Fournier <scrappy (AT) postgresql (DOT) org> writes:
MGF> As we are in the home stretch of a full release, we encourage as many as
MGF> possible to test and report any bugs they can find, whether as part of the
MGF> build process, or running in "real life" scenarios.

MGF> If we've heard no reports back before midnight on Thursday, we are looking
MGF> at a full code freeze, with a Final Release to happen on the following
MGF> Monday.

Does this now guarentee no more initdb will be required?

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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 12:24 PM



Vivek Khera wrote:

Quote:
"MGF" == Marc G Fournier <scrappy (AT) postgresql (DOT) org> writes:



MGF> As we are in the home stretch of a full release, we encourage as
many as
MGF> possible to test and report any bugs they can find, whether as
part of the
MGF> build process, or running in "real life" scenarios.

MGF> If we've heard no reports back before midnight on Thursday, we
are looking
MGF> at a full code freeze, with a Final Release to happen on the
following
MGF> Monday.

Does this now guarentee no more initdb will be required?



do I have to be a major guru or coder to be on the dev list? I'd REALLY
like to find out what the roadmap is for Postgres, especially in
relationship to locale's, sorting, and encodings.


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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 12:40 PM





On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Vivek Khera wrote:

Quote:
"MGF" == Marc G Fournier <scrappy (AT) postgresql (DOT) org> writes:

MGF> As we are in the home stretch of a full release, we encourage as many as
MGF> possible to test and report any bugs they can find, whether as part of the
MGF> build process, or running in "real life" scenarios.

MGF> If we've heard no reports back before midnight on Thursday, we are looking
MGF> at a full code freeze, with a Final Release to happen on the following
MGF> Monday.

Does this now guarentee no more initdb will be required?
I hate to say *guarantee*, but it will be one helluva bug needing to be
fixed for it to be required ...


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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 12:41 PM





On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Dennis Gearon wrote:

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do I have to be a major guru or coder to be on the dev list?
Nope, anyone's welcome to join


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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 12:44 PM



Dennis Gearon writes:

Quote:
do I have to be a major guru or coder to be on the dev list?
No, you merely have to be able to follow the instructions to subscribe.

Quote:
I'd REALLY like to find out what the roadmap is for Postgres, especially
in relationship to locale's, sorting, and encodings.
These things might be addressed in the next release.

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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 12:53 PM



Marc G. Fournier writes:

Quote:
As we are in the home stretch of a full release, we encourage as many as
possible to test and report any bugs they can find, whether as part of the
build process, or running in "real life" scenarios.
Folks, we still need verification of PostgreSQL 7.4 on certain platforms.
See
<http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/supported-platforms.html>
for a list of what has already been tested. In particular, if you have
any of the following platforms available,

IRIX
NetBSD (anything but ix86)
OpenBSD (anything but ix86 and sparc)
SCO OpenServer

please get the release candidate tarball and run ./configure; make all;
make check; make install on them to see whether everything works. If you
have several compilers available (GCC and vendor compiler), try both.
Report the results together with `uname -a` to
pgsql-hackers (AT) postgresql (DOT) org.

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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 12:56 PM



Dennis Gearon wrote:

Quote:
do I have to be a major guru or coder to be on the dev list? I'd REALLY
like to find out what the roadmap is for Postgres, especially in
relationship to locale's, sorting, and encodings.

Use the news server.


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Default Re: PostgreSQL v7.4 Release Candidate 1 - 11-04-2003 , 01:22 PM






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On Tuesday 04 November 2003 09:53 am, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
Quote:
Marc G. Fournier writes:
As we are in the home stretch of a full release, we encourage as many as
possible to test and report any bugs they can find, whether as part of
the build process, or running in "real life" scenarios.

Folks, we still need verification of PostgreSQL 7.4 on certain platforms.
See
http://developer.postgresql.org/docs...platforms.html
for a list of what has already been tested. In particular, if you have
any of the following platforms available,

IRIX
NetBSD (anything but ix86)
OpenBSD (anything but ix86 and sparc)
SCO OpenServer
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Just a sarcastic remark: Should SCO be supported at all after what they are
doing ??

UC

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