twittering on 2011-05-04

  • listening to @rmurphey talk about javascript community – comparing it to building the american highway system and their vision #
  • "we need a standardized module system" for javascript -@rmurphey #jsconf — we're doing this for postgres with pgxn now. so important. #
  • "there are a lot of social rewards for releasing new things, not improving existing things." -@rmurphey #jsconf misaligned incentives, yup. #
  • now listening to "low friction development" from betapond founder from peter elger #
  • community is infrastructure. :) #jsconf #
  • omg text-align CENTAUR http://textaligncentaur.com/ #jsconf #
  • #puddi sighting at #jsconf #riak #
  • unscheduled groupon talk in track B right now :) #jsconf #
  • We just got confirmation on space for another Civic Hackathon: http://calagator.org/events/1250460557 #pdx11 #

twittering on 2011-05-03

9.1 beta 1 is out! Help us test.

Postgres released version 9.1 beta 1 today! This is a preview of 9.1, predicted to be available in the next 2-3 months, not a bugfix release for earlier versions of Postgres.

PostgreSQL 9.1 contains a huge volume of new features, possibly more any single release of PostgreSQL before. These features also include several innovations which PostgreSQL is the first database system to have. The most anticipated features in this version include:

  • Synchronous Replication
  • Per-column collations for multilingual databases
  • Unlogged Fast Tables
  • K-Nearest-Neighbor Indexing
  • Serializable Snapshot Isolation
  • Writeable Common Table Expressions
  • SE-Linux Integration
  • Extensions
  • SQL/MED attached tables

The PostgreSQL project now depends on you to test 9.1beta1 in order have a rapid and bug-free 9.1 release. If you are able to help with testing version 9.1, please see the Beta Testing HOWTO

Binary downloads are available, as is the source.

If you’d like to grab a copy of the latest from git, here is a quick set of instructions to compile 9.1beta1 from the git repo:


git checkout REL9_1_BETA1
./configure --prefix=/opt/pg9.1beta1
make
sudo make install

And then to create a database:

/opt/pg9.1beta1/bin/initdb -D mytestdb
/opt/pg9.1beta1/bin/pg_ctl -D mytestdb start

For a preview of features coming this fall, check out Depesz’s blog.

Weekly tweet digest for 2011-05-01

  • Headed to Nashvegas this week. #
  • Magical block store: when abstraction fails us (#aws fail thoughts from @mmayo) http://chesnok.com/u/1Q #
  • Dreamhost bites me in the ass again. #
  • The DH thing is that a server went offline because of hardware issues, but no notification was put up about it. #
  • I don't mind that they're working on it, but it seems a bit ridiculous to not provide *any* feedback. I thought it was my fault. #
  • Maybe that I got a spike in traffic or something eating up all the memory. But no. They just took it down, without any notice. #
  • Ultimately, this really is my fault. I have to switch services because I can't tolerate the outages. Been putting it off for a while. #
  • I've been a DH customer since 2004. Makes me sad to have to leave. #
  • Sleepy after awesome arduino hacking session. #
  • LED is broke, not the digitizer http://flic.kr/p/9CpwRN #
  • Congrats to @magnushagander who has joined the PostgreSQL core team. :-) #
  • Anyone know the guys at TransferWise? What's their dev stack? #
  • Just wrote epic recursive query to solve actual work problem #ftw #postgres #
  • Up kinda early. Giving a talk in olympia today: http://hakolyhak.org/?p=210 #