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Wöchentlicher PostgreSQL Newsletter - 19. Oktober 2008

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== Wöchentlicher PostgreSQL Newsletter - 19. Oktober 2008 ==

Simon Riggs hat zwei neue Revisionen seiner kompletten Hot-Standby
Implementierung veröffentlicht.

Der erste jährliche Europäische PGDay war ein Erfolg,
mit fast 190 angemeldeten Teilnehmern. Bernd Helmle gab bekannt das
er seinen WIP Patch für updateable Views in der kommenden Woche
veröffentlichen möchte und Zdenek Kotala sagte er möchte seine
Upgrade-in-place Patches mittels git im gleichen Zeitraum verfügbar

Emmanuel Cecchet hat einige Instruktionen zur Nutzung von Eclipse
für die PostgreSQL Entwicklung eingesandt.

== PostgreSQL Produkt Neuigkeiten ==

Archiveopteryx 3.0.2 erschienen.

== PostgreSQL Jobs im Oktober ==

== PostgreSQL Lokal ==

Dickson Guedes sucht Helfer für das PgMeeting in Florianópolis.
Schreibe an guediz AT gmail DOT com wenn du helfen möchtest.

PostgreSQL hat einen Stand auf der LinuxLive, Olymbia, in Londok (GB)
vom 23-25. Oktober 2008. Schreibe Dave Page wenn du teilnehmen möchtest.
dpage AT pgamin DOT org

Es wird einen PostgreSQL BoF auf dem Ontario Linux Fest am 25.
Oktober geben.

== PostgreSQL in den News ==

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The usual note: in Prato is a smashing success ;-)

Registration took a bit longer than expected because of a lot visitors so the keynote started with several minutes delay. It was worth waiting, the speakers had a good audience:

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Preparing for PGDay

Magnus and i arrived early in Prato. Later on wednesday in the night Dave and Greg joined us. So on thursday we had time to help preparing PGday.

Oh, and i heard, in the evening the group got lost again in Prato - the third time for some of them ;-)

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Already in Prato

Yesterday Magnus and i met on Frankfurt/Main airport and flew together to Florence. People, don't try to find this ominous CAP bus station on the highway! Just take the ATAF bus heading to Florence station, the stop is right outside the airport near all the white cabs. You can't miss it. The bus driver sells you a ticket for 4,50€ to Santa Maria Novella. On the station you need another ticket, it cost 1,80€ but the ticket machine knows about english. You have to look for a train heading to "Lucca".

In Prato we first decided to get some food and found a nice restaurant. On the way back we got lost in the city and several minutes later found the Prato Linux User Group. From there the way back to the hotel is easy - and the porter told us Gabriele was just here and he will join us at the PLUG house later. Ok, back to where we came from ;-)

We really met Gabriele and he leaved short after to pick up Dave and Greg on the airport. After they checked in we decided to get a last beer, walked into the city and found a nice pub, One beer later we called it a day and on the way back to the hotel - we got lost again ;-) Don't try Google Maps on your iPhone in a city, it's not really helpful. And bring money, according to Greg most ATM aren't working in Prato and he tried several cash machines *g*

Keysigning party at European PGDay 2008 in Prato

There will be a keysigning party at PGDay.(it|eu) in Prato/Italy. The event is the last track friday in the evening, probably 16:50-17:30 (that's 4:50-5:30 pm).

The keysigning will not start until all talks finished so everybody has the chance to participate.

If you want to participate you have to register your pgp key.

More information about this registration can be found on the PGDay website: ended is over, it was a really impressive conference with a lot of good talks. The people from the Prato Linux User Group did a really good job. I met many people which i only knew by mail or irc, had some interesting discussions and of course we had fun ;-)

I'm just back from the Prato LUG bar (yeah, they even have a bar, imagine that!). We had a nice meeting right before starting the party: it was all about creating an european user group. I think, we are getting somewhere, people had some nice ideas. Now we just have to transform this ideas into something more usable.

Tomorrow we will use the free day and make a trip to Florence.

You can find all my pictures at:

If you know the name of the people on the pictures, just add a comment.

The slides for my own talk (about using tablelog for audits) are available at: Especially the italian and french guys did not even know about tablelog and was very interested.

Thanks to mastermind for proofreading.

Community relations

I decided to have a second talk in front of my main talk and prepared some slides from the community day in Prato yesterday. The talk was named "Community relations" and got some attention ;-)

You can find the slides at:

My main talk was about migrating web platforms from MySQL to PostgreSQL but i was a bit nervous, so this wasn't a good show.

Got icecream

Yesterday Stefan (mastermind) and i finally arrived in Prato just to meet David Fetter, Magnus Hagander and Josh Berkus in the hotel. We made a trip into the city because we had some hours until the evening program starts. There are some interesting fotos in my gallery.

The community program was a visit i a very good restaurant, we were 21 people and got bread, different meats and potatoes to eat, some people even tried to empty the available bottles ;-)
After the restaurant we visited a bar and there i finally got my icecream!

Last visit for this day was the boat we five already visited earlier this day.

All in all i met many interesting people and the Prato Linux usergroup is really impressive.

I wanted to write this blog entry yesterday in the evening (or more exactly early this morning), but the gatekeeper bugged me to leave the hotel lobby. So it's not as long as yesterday and i already forgot one or two facts i wanted to write down :-(

Even Magnus was faster updating his blog and feeding the planet ;-)