Getting ready for beta

Why does this always happen just before beta... (ok, there's a logical explanation from that, but it can still be a bother when it does happen)

Dave's been building the beta MSI files, and came across a nasty bug that pretty much makes the current cvs head unusable if you enable redirect_stderr to a logfile. I've submitted a patch for this, hopefully it'll be applied before we need to push beta1, and we can steal it into the installer (even though official beta1 has already been tagged from what I can see in the cvs logs).

While hacking around things here, I also fixed a couple of other minor things for pg 8.2: a warning message about job object APIs won't be logged everytime the server is started on Windows 2000. Also, pg_regress has been updated with a couple of things it couldn't do on Windows before (missed them during Toms cleanup while I was on vacation). None of this is applied, but hopefully it will go in soon.

As for the installer, with the code I just committed we no longer ship postmaster.exe, which should reduce the size of the distribution with about 3.5Mb. It should not be needed anymore, but if it does, we'll just have to put it back.

I've also ripped out the check for terminal services install on Windows 2003 - in all the tests I've run it is not a problem installing through TS on 2003. Only on 2000, where the check remains.

Finally, I've changed some build stuff so it's not hardcoded to the location of the new MSVC8 dependencies introduced by pgAdmin 1.6.

Dave, as usual, have done a lot of work updating all dependencies for 8.2 to their new versions, so we should be good to go.

Life is good, let's hope PostgreSQL 8.2 also turns out good!


I speak at and organize conferences around Open Source in general and PostgreSQL in particular.


PGConf.EU 2017
Oct 24-27, 2017
Warsaw, Poland
2Q PGconf
Nov 6-7, 2017
New York, USA
Dec 4-6, 2017
Tokyo, Japan
Feb 2-4, 2018
Brussels, Belgium


Inagural Oslo PUG meetup
Sep 12, 2017
Oslo, Norway
Postgres Open 2017
Sep 6-8, 2017
San Francisco, USA
Jul 5-7, 2017
St Petersburg, Russia
Jul 4, 2017
London, UK
Amsterdam PUG
Jun 29, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands
More past conferences