Testing the new installer

Dave has put up a snapshot of the new 8.3 installer on the pgFoundry page. This contains a whole lot of things for Windows users to test:

  • Several new features and fixes for the installer, such as autodetection of locales and better handling of existing data directories.
  • 8.3 development snapshot built with MSVC instead of mingw
  • New pginstaller built with MSVC instead of mingw
  • New stackbuilder system for handling add-ons
  • New versions of most bundled apps and drivers

So if you're a windows user, and want to test things, please download this file and let us know (through the mailinglists!) how it works out for you.

NOTE! This is a pre-beta development snapshot of both the server and the installer. DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!


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PGConf.EU 2016
Nov 1-4, 2016
Tallinn, Estonia
Berlin PUG
Nov 17, 2016
Berlin, Germany
PGConf.Asia 2016
Dec 2-3, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
FOSDEM + PGDay 2017
Feb 2-4, 2017
Brussels, Belgium


Stockholm PUG 2016/5
Oct 25, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Postgres Vision 2016
Oct 11-13, 2016
San Francisco, USA
Postgres Open
Sep 13-16, 2016
Dallas, USA
Stockholm PUG 2016/4
Aug 31, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PG Day'16 Russia
Jul 6-8, 2016
St Petersburg, Russia
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