I've uploaded a preview release of the Windows installer for PostgreSQL 8.3 to http://pgfoundry.org/frs/?group_id=1000007.
This preview is intended to get some initial testing and feedback on the new architecture that we intend to use for future installers. In a nutshell, most of the bundled software has been moved out of the main installer into individual packages which can be automatically downloaded and installed by a new application called the StackBuilder. There are a number of reasons for this: - It allows the additional software to be released and updated to the schedule of the authors choosing, not the PostgreSQL schedule. - It will allow us to offer a far greater range of PostgreSQL software, and make it easy for the user to find and install. - It reduces the workload for us when packaging multiple branches to a tight schedule, for example, for a security release. - It allows us to release a single package targeting multiple versions of PostgreSQL, or multiple packages for single versions when packages are tightly bound to the server. In addition, this preview of both the installer, and the bundled snapshot of PostgreSQL 8.3-dev were built using the new Visual C++ build systems. So, please download and test if you are able and provide feedback through the pgFoundry bug tracker - we want to iron out any problems as soon as possible before release. Please note however: - pl/java will not work yet - please do not try to activate it in template1. - Slony and PostGIS are not yet included for download by StackBuilder. - THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW *** DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!! *** Regards, Dave ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly