"This release contains an abundance of enhancements to make
administering, querying, and programming of PostgreSQL databases
easier than ever before. With 293 new or improved features in
version 8.4, there are even more reasons to choose PostgreSQL for
your next project.
"The most numerous changes in PostgreSQL 8.4 are new or improved
administration and monitoring tools and commands. Each user has
their own favorite features which will make day-to-day work with
PostgreSQL easier and more productive for them."