PostgreSQL 6.5.1 Released

(PostgreSQL is the most advanced open-source database
server. — lt ed.)

Its now been a month since the release of v6.5, and the
PostgreSQL Global Development Group is pleased to announce the
release of v6.5.1, which is focused on addressing any bugs or
issues post-release:

Fix for datetime constant problem on some
Add NT README file
Portability fixes for linux_ppc, Irix, linux_alpha, OpenBSD,
Fix for EXPLAIN on inheritance(Tom)
Patch to allow vacuum on multi-segment tables(Hiroshi)
R-Tree optimizer selectivity fix(Tom)
ACL file descriptor leak fix(Atsushi Ogawa)
New expresssion subtree code(Tom)
Avoid disk writes for read-only transactions(Vadim)
Fix for removal of temp tables if last transaction was
Fix to prevent too large tuple from being created(Bruce)
plpgsql fixes
Allow port numbers 32k – 64k(Bruce)
Add ^ precedence(Bruce)
Rename sort files called pg_temp to pg_sorttemp(Bruce)
Fix for microseconds in time values(Tom)
Tutorial source cleanup
New linux_m68k port
Fix for sorting of NULL’s in some cases(Tom)
Shared library dependencies fixed (Tom)
Fixed glitches affecting GROUP BY in subselects(Tom)
Fix some compiler warnings (Tomoaki Nishiyama)
Add Win1250 (Czech) support (Pavel Behal)

This release is the latest, stable release of PostgreSQL, and is
available at:


Marc G. Fournier
IRC Nick: Scrappy
Systems Administrator @ hub.org 
primary: [email protected]
secondary: [email protected]{freebsd|postgresql}.org