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PostgreSQL 7.1 full release planned for March 15th

Mar 04, 2001, 06:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy C. Reed)

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The full release of PostgreSQL 7.1 is expected on March 15. The official release should be the same as the RC1 (Release Candidate 1) but some documentation additions are still needed.

Some significant changes for 7.1 include:

  • Long rows of any length can be stored with good performance;
  • The C function manager supports 64-bit CPUs (like Alpha) and properly handles NULLs;
  • Subqueries in FROM supported;
  • Combinations of views, aggregates, cursors, subqueries, UNION, LIMIT, and inherited tables work properly;
  • Supports outer joins; uses the SQL92 outer join syntax;
  • Write-ahead Log (WAL) improves performance; only one log file must be flushed to disk.

For further information on the changes, visit http://www.postgresql.org/docs/todo.html

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