On Thursday 27 September 2007 08:22:46 Tom Lane wrote:
> We're so close I can almost taste it ... Here are the open tasks
> I can see, does anyone have others?
> * Review the one remaining patch from Simon that's on Bruce's patch
> queue page
> http://momjian.us/cgi-bin/pgpatches
> (Everything else on that page is either dealt with, mentioned explicitly
> below, or simply a documentation improvement issue, which need not
> hold up beta1.)
> * Deal with the "#define FRONTEND" issue that Hiroshi Saito is working
> on (see "Warning is adjusted of pgbench" thread).
> * Decide whether we need to change CSVLOG output to emit virtual XIDs
> instead of, or perhaps in addition to, regular XIDs.  I'm of the opinion
> that this has to happen, but there didn't seem much enthusiasm for it
> elsewhere.

I think it should be both

> * Pending patches for pre-existing bugs in contrib/pgcrypto --- this
> doesn't seem like a beta-stopper anyway.
> * What are we going to do with contrib/tsearch2?  Probably not a beta
> stopper either, but it needs to be decided.
> * Do we bump the .so major version number for libpq?  I think we should
> because there are two new exported functions since 8.2, and on at least
> some platforms there's nothing else than major number to disambiguate
> whether a client needs these or not.  Comments?

+1 on the bump

> * Draft release notes --- can't really ship a beta without these,
> else beta testers won't know what to test.  Traditionally this has
> taken a fair amount of time, but I wonder whether we couldn't use
> http://developer.postgresql.org/index.php/WhatsNew83
> for at least the first cut.
> I think we could possibly release 8.3beta1 on Monday, or certainly
> next week sometime.  And I don't know about anyone else, but I'm
> antsy to get this thing out the door ...
>                       regards, tom lane
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Darcy Buskermolen
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