On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 12:37:10AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > To me new things are like PITR, Win32, savepoints, two-phase > > commit, partitioned tables, tablespaces. These are from 8.0 and > > 8.1. What is there in 8.2 like that? > > [ shrug... ] Five out of your six items have no basis in the SQL > spec. So it's not clear to me what your definition of "major > feature" is, unless maybe it's "anything except what we did for > 8.2". Can you enumerate ten things you would consider comparable to > the above features that aren't done yet?
First, I'd like to say people are doing a fantastic job here. Kudos! One huge thing missing from the "done" list is that crucial bit of infrastructure and process that has shortened feedback loops--hence the beta period--by weeks if not months: the build farm. It's now smoothly integrated into the development process, and as a consequence, we can realistically have a release each year. :) As far as big missing features go, here's a short list: * Splitting queries among CPUs--possibly even among machines--for OLAP loads * In-place upgrades (pg_upgrade) * Several varieties of replication, which I believe we as a project will eventually endorse and ship * CALL * WITH RECURSIVE * MERGE * Windowing functions * On-the-fly in-line calls out to PL/your_choice without needing to issue DDL * Wild-eyed feral bits of the SQL standard like SQL/MED and SQL/XML But all that leaves out the oldest, most honored Postgres tradition: Breaking New Ground. We're definitely not done yet. :) Cheers, D -- David Fetter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://fetter.org/ phone: +1 415 235 3778 AIM: dfetter666 Skype: davidfetter Remember to vote! ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 9: In versions below 8.0, the planner will ignore your desire to choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not match