Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack

From: Stefan Kaltenbrunner
Subject: Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack
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Msg-id: 4A242A8A.90208@kaltenbrunner.cc
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In response to: Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Jeff Davis)
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        Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Jeff Davis, )
         Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Stefan Kaltenbrunner, )
         Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
        Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Selena Deckelmann, )
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         Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
         Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
          Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
           Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Greg Smith, )
            Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
            Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
             Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
             Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Greg Smith, )
              Re: 8.4 release draft: a new tack  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: 8.4 release draft in progress ...  (Santiago Zarate, )

Jeff Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 11:41 -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
>> I'm wondering if that should be the "story" of our release.
>> "PostgreSQL: easier to manage than ever before."  It would give some
>> badly-needed structure to the release.
>
> There was a similar thread a while back, here was my thought at the
> time:
>
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-advocacy/2009-03/msg00049.php
>
> I think maybe words like "analytics" and "expressiveness" are both
> interesting, and vague enough to capture a lot of the new features that
> went in.
>
> CTEs and window functions are the obvious ones, but everything from
> "auto-explain" to the visibility map (and even bumping the default stats
> to 100) seem to make PostgreSQL into a more complete solution to solve
> that class of problem -- including the manageability and performance
> aspects to make it work. I think there is a story here somewhere.

I kinda like the "analytics/expressiveness" thingy along the lines of:
"express more - manage less" :)


Stefan


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