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    PostgreSQL 8.0 Released!

    After more than a year of hard work, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group proudly announces the release of version 8.0.0 of the PostgreSQL ORDBMS. This release involves possibly more major changes than any prior version of PostgreSQL since 6.3, including:

    Native Windows port
    Savepoints/nested transactions
    Exception handling inside functions
    Tablespaces
    Point in time recovery
    Improved shared buffer management
    Background writer process to reduce checkpoint impact
    Tunable delays to reduce the impact of VACUUM
    Overhaul of pg_dump and pg_restore
    Expanded log format options and log rotation
    Improved embedded quote handling for functions
    ALTER TABLE can alter the data type of an existing column
    Improved ALTER capabilities for all database objects


    Download it now:
    FTP Mirrors: http://wwwmaster.postgresql.org/ftp/latest
    Windows Version: http://wwwmaster.postgresql.org/ftp/win32/
    Bittorrent: http://www.postgresql.org/download/bittorrent
    Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pgsql/


    Some packages for popular Linux distributions are now available at:
    http://wwwmaster.postgresql.org/ftp/binary/v8.0/linux/

    ... and more will be coming soon.

    Members of the press and the public unfamiliar with PostgreSQL should read our press release here:
    http://www.postgresql.org/about/press/

    Others can review the release notes for a full list of 8.0 changes, features, and upgrade warnings:
    http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/static/release.html

    Download and have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMichaels
    ALTER TABLE can alter the data type of an existing column
    Finally. I may now give it a try.

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    Yeah, I saw this one.

    Will probably install it on my dev-machine and get rid of Cygwin now

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    still not sold on it, myql and mssql do all the work i need for now.
    i love php

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    Non-Member DaveMichaels's Avatar
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    To each his own - mysql is suitable for simple little stuff. Like Access.

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    Nice... that native Windows version is going to win some users, I bet.
    Using your unpaid time to add free content to SitePoint Pty Ltd's portfolio?


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