Lots of activitiy

Lots of activity in the PostgreSQL tree and on the lists lately affecting me directly or indirectly.

Seems we'll have GIST WAL Logging for 8.1. Hopefully we'll also have GIST concurrency. This is great - it'll bring tsearch2 to a whole new level /mha/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png alt=":-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" / Yay!

It also seems the old autovaccuum-in-backend discussion is back up. Let's hope it gets in before the feature freeze this time. It's going to make life a lot easier for a lot of people - especially in the win32 camp where installation was previously a bit of a hassle. If it's done, we'll get it working with the MSI installer out of the box.

Andreas, of pgAdmin fame, is working on getting the backend instrumentation functions in this time - they were rejected for 8.0 because they were submitted too late. While a bit controversial to some people, let's hope they get in this time! Having to rely on contrib modules can be a pain sometimes.

I seem to be all out of pending patches. Both the pending timezone patches are in, and the kerberos work has been in for a while. Now perhaps I have time to look over that signaling patch, and to start digging into Slony.

Also seems the win32 build has been broken for a while. The fact that I didn't notice shows I haven't built on win32 enough lately.