On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 01:12 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Here is an early draft of the release notes.  It needs more polish and
> review:
>       http://momjian.us/cgi-bin/pgrelease
> I will catch up on my email tomorrow, update the open items list for
> 8.2, and then return to the release notes for cleanup.

A few changes:

- Improve COPY performance (Alon Goldshuv)
- Optimize the locking used by sequential scans (Qingqing Zhou)

- Re-enable full_page_writes (Tom) 
This flag can now be used even with PITR. It is turned **on** (not off!)
automatically between pg_start_backup() and pg_stop_backup() calls.

- Add support for forcing a switch to a new xlog file (Simon Riggs) 
...should include Tom

- Improve performance of replaying WAL logs on a backup server (Simon
...I describe this as Restartable Recovery... don't think it improves
performance exactly, just avoids needing to re-run it from scratch

My memory says this was eventually removed, even though it was committed
for a time. Am I wrong?
- Make EXPLAIN sampling smarter, to avoid excessive sampling delay
(Martijn van Oosterhout)

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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