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== Wöchentlicher PostgreSQL Newsletter - 06. Juni 2010 ==

Gabriele Bartolini von 2ndQuadrant Italien wird am 11. Juni 2010 auf der
italienischenKonferenz für Freie Software in Cagliari, Sardinia über
"Hochverfügbarkeit von Geschäftsdatenbanken mit PostgreSQL" sprechen.

Die Italian PostgreSQL Users Group (ITPUG) wird PostgreSQL am 12. Juni
2010 auf der italienischen Konferenz für Freie Software in Cagliari,
Sardinia in einem ganztägigen Workshop zum Thema "PostgreSQL von der
Einführung zur Hochverfügbarkeit" vorstellen.

== PostgreSQL Produkt Neuigkeiten ==

ChronicDB v2.2.2, ein Werkzeug zum Verteilen von Schemata,
ist erschienen.

== PostgreSQL Jobs im Juni ==

== PostgreSQL Lokal ==

Das Southeast Linuxfest 2010 findet in Spartanburg, SC, USA vom
11. bis zum 13. Juni statt. Die PostgreSQL-Gurus Joshua Drake und
Andrew Dunstan werden einige PostgreSQL-relevante Vorträge halten,
die du gesehen haben musst.

Michael Renner wird auf der Netways OSDC in Nürnberg, Deutschland,
am 23./24. Juni 2010 einen Vortrag halten.

Für die CHAR(10), die PostgreSQL-Konferenz über Clustering,
Hochverfügbarkeit und Replikation kann man sich jetzt online
anmelden und buchen. Die Veranstaltung findet am 2. und 3. Juli 2010
im Oriel College an der Oxford Universität in England statt.

Der PDXPUG Day findet am 18. Juli 2010 im Oregon Convention
Center in Portland, OR., statt. Mehr Informationen unter:

OSCON wird in Portland, Oregon vom 19. bis 23. Juli 2010 stattfinden.

== PostgreSQL in den News ==

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== Angewandte Patches ==

Heikki Linnakangas committed:

- In pgsql/src/backend/replication/walsender.c, send all outstanding
  WAL before exiting when smart shutdown is requested.  This was
  broken by my previous patch to send WAL in smaller batches.  Patch
  by Fujii Masao.

- In pgsql/src/backend/access/transam/xlog.c, fix obsolete comments
  that I neglected to update in a previous patch.  Fujii Masao.

Bruce Momjian committed:

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/config.sgml, reword fsync and full_page_writes
  docs to be clearer about when to turn them off.  Josh Berkus, with
  slight wording changes by me.

- In pgsql/src/pl/plpgsql/src/pl_exec.c, add error hint that PL/pgSQL
  "EXECUTE of SELECT ... INTO" can be performed by "EXECUTE ... INTO".
  Jaime Casanova.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/docguide.sgml, document how to find TeX
  overflow boxes in our documentation build, per details from Alvaro

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/docguide.sgml, update TeX overflow
  documentation page pattern mask, in docs.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/docguide.sgml, overflow box is on page after
  listed page number, per Alvaro.

- In pgsql/src/backend/commands/indexcmds.c, show schema name for
  REINDEX.  Greg Sabino Mullane.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml, add documentation section "Using
  C++ for Extensibility".  Craig Ringer

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml, fix SGML markup for tag title.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml, mention palloc/pfree for C++
  memory allocation in docs.

- Comment out C++ docs for later user.  Tone down C++ compatibility in
  9.0 release notes.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/release-9.0.sgml, update C++ release note item

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/func.sgml, document that && geometric operator
  is true even if only a point overlaps.  David Fetter.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/func.sgml, clarify array generate_subscripts()
  documentation example.  Tim Landscheidt.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/citext.sgml, document that citext operators
  must be in the current search path.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml, document use of C++ for extension

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/func.sgml, document regexp_matches() better
  and show example of single-row usage.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml, markup fix.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/release-9.0.sgml, update 9.0 release notes to

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/release-9.0.sgml, fix CREATE TRIGGER release
  mention, WHERE -> WHEN.

Alvaro Herrera committed:

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/ref/reassign_owned.sgml, add note about
  database ownership to REASSIGN OWNED command documentation, per Josh
  Berkus.  Add ALTER DATABASE to the "see also" section, too.

- In pgsql/src/include/catalog/pg_control.h, add comments about
  definitions that may affect PG_CONTROL_VERSION, per recent
  unintended-initdb-forcing fiasco

Andrew Dunstan committed:

- In pgsql/src/tools/msvc/, run recently backported
  plperlu_plperl regression tests when building with MSVC on releases
  8.4 and 8.3.  Regression tests weren't supported before that.

- In pgsql/src/tools/msvc/, fix regression test name for
  plperlu_plperl in msvc.

Robert Haas committed:

- On clean shutdown during recovery, don't warn about possible
  corruption.  Fujii Masao.  Review by Heikki Linnakangas and myself.

ITAGAKI Takahiro committed:

- In pgsql/contrib/dblink/dblink.c, fix dblink to treat connection
  names longer than NAMEDATALEN-2 (62 bytes).  Now long names are
  adjusted with truncate_identifier() and NOTICE messages are raised
  if names are actually truncated.  Backported to release 8.0.

- Replace "slave" to "standby" in documentation for consistent
  terminology.  Almost all of the terms in docs and messages were
  replaced, but still remains in a few comments and README files in

- Ensure default-only storage parameters for TOAST relations to be
  initialized with proper values. Affected parameters are fillfactor,
  analyze_threshold, and analyze_scale_factor.  Especially
  uninitialized fillfactor caused inefficient page usage because we
  built a StdRdOptions struct in which fillfactor is zero if any
  reloption is set for the toast table.  In addition, we disallow
  toast.autovacuum_analyze_threshold and
  toast.autovacuum_analyze_scale_factor because we didn't actually
  support them; they are always ignored.  Report by Rumko on
  pgsql-bugs on 12 May 2010.  Analysis by Tom Lane and Alvaro Herrera.
  Patch by me.  Backpatch to 8.4.

Tom Lane committed:

- In pgsql/src/include/catalog/pg_control.h, bump PG_CONTROL_VERSION
  to account for the incompatible change committed earlier.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/release-9.0.sgml, remove link that breaks
  HISTORY file generation.

- Add current WAL end (as seen by walsender, ie, GetWriteRecPtr()
  result) and current server clock time to Streaming Replication data
  messages.  These are not currently used on the slave side but seem
  likely to be useful in future, and it'd be better not to change the
  Streaming Replication protocol after release.  Per discussion.  Also
  do some minor code review and cleanup on walsender.c, and improve
  the protocol documentation.

- In pgsql/src/backend/replication/walsender.c, adjust misleading
  comment in walsender.c.  We try to send all WAL data that's been
  written out from shared memory, but the previous phrasing might be
  read to say that we send only what's been fsync'd.

- In pgsql/doc/src/sgml/func.sgml, improve our explanation of the
  OVERLAPS operator.  Per gripe from Frank van Vugt.

Peter Eisentraut committed:

- Fix some inconsistent quoting of wal_level values in messages.

- Translation updates for 9.0beta2.

When referring to postgresql.conf syntax, then it's without quotes
(wal_level=archive); in narrative it's with double quotes.  But never
single quotes.

- In pgsql/src/backend/libpq/hba.c, fix reference to nonexistent
  configure option --enable-ssl -> --with-openssl

Marc Fournier committed:

- Tag 9.0beta2.

Michael Meskes committed:

- Added variable handling for RETURNING clause to ecpg.  While the
  values were correctly returned they were not moved into C variables
  as they should be.  Closes: Bug #5489.

== Abgelehnte Patches (bis jetzt) ==

Bruce Momjian's patches to allow setting wal_keep_segments to -1,
which would mean, "never get rid of any."  This was agreed not to be a
good idea.

Pavel Stehule's patch to add new custom GUCs for date and time
formats.  Too many GUCs.

== Eingesandte Patches ==

Fujii Masao sent in three patches to fix streaming replication.

Jan Urbanski and Tom Lane traded patches to fix tsvector stats.

Peter Eisentraut sent in a patch to allow a client to authenticate a
server over unix-domain sockets.

Tom Lane sent in a WIP patch to fix some some misbehavior on
INSERT-only tables.

Andy Balholm sent in a WIP patch to allow dividing money by money.

Daniele Varrazzo sent in a patch to implement a regexp_match()
function which returns an array rather than a SETOF matches as
regexp_matches() does.

KaiGai Kohei sent two different patches intended to close some
information leaks in VIEWs.

Dean Rasheed sent in a patch to fix the docs for ALTER TABLE ...
DISABLE/ENABLE TRIGGER.  They are out of date.


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