> 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. > > * 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? > > * 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 see no problem here. However the list looks to miss some 8.3 features (for example JIS2004 support). Also it lacks mentioning the imcompatibilty with earilier version or removed features. Since I have to prepare Japanese materials for 8.3 to promote it anyway, it's ok for me. I have already made presentations about 8.3 last month and this month, and am going to write one or two articles for some publishers in Japan. I believe 8.3 is one of the greatest versions since PostgreSQL was born. I would like to promote 8.3's superiorly as much as possible. I would like to say thank you to everyone who have been working hard for 8.3! -- Tatsuo Ishii SRA OSS, Inc. Japan > 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 > > ---------------------------(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 ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster