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07.24.2015 - Alpha Release of 2ndQuadrant Unified Data Analytics (2UDA)



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2ndQuadrant is pleased to announce the alpha release of a new client platform for business intelligence - 2UDA (pronounced 'tudor').

2UDA is a data analytics application suite that unifies databases, spreadsheets, data mining and data visualisation in one seamless desktop installer.

Available to download now, 2UDA is packaged and ready to install with a choice of operating systems: Linux, OSX and Windows at http://2ndquadrant.com/2uda

Although primarily aimed at Data Analysts and Data Scientists, we encourage trial participation from developers and DBAs at this stage of the product development, to help us improve the function and user experience for all users.

More details on 2UDA at http://2ndquadrant.com/2uda

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07.17.2015 - New ODBC Driver for PostgreSQL



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Devart team announced a release of a bran-new product - ODBC Driver for PostgreSQL. It provides high-performance and feature-rich connectivity solution for ODBC-based applications to access PostgreSQL databases from Windows, Linux, MacOS, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Full support for standard ODBC API functions and data types implemented in our driver makes interaction of your database applications with PostgreSQL fast, easy and extremely handy.

The list of key features include:

  • Direct Connection. Database applications based on our solution get an opportunity to establish connection to PostgreSQL in Direct Mode. Direct Mode gives your applications an unrivalld advantage - connection to PostgreSQL databases directly via TCP/IP avoiding PostgreSQL Client. That improves performance of your applications, their quality, reliability and especially the deployment process, since there is no need to supply additional client software together with your application.

  • Development Platforms Variety. ODBC driver for PostgreSQL doesn't limit your choice of the development platform and environment. The driver installations are available for various operational systems and platforms. The current version supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, both 32-bit and 64-bit. So you can develop both 32-bit and 64-bit cross-platform applications.

  • ODBC Conformance. Our ODBC driver provides full support for common ODBC interface - ODBC Data Types support and ODBC API Functions support. In addition, we provide support for Advanced Connection String parameters. Thus allowing any desktop and web applications to connect to PostgreSQL from various environments and platforms, that support ODBC.

  • DB Compatibility. Our driver is compatible with major and the latest PostgreSQL server versions since 7.1 up to 9.4.

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07.11.2015 - pgBadger 7.1 is out



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Paris, France - July 11th, 2015

DALIBO is proud to announce the release of pgBadger 7.1.

pgBadger is a PostgreSQL performance analyzer, built for speed with fully detailed reports based on your PostgreSQL log files.

This new release fixes some issues and adds a new report:

  • Distribution of sessions per application

It also adds Json operators to SQL Beautifier.

For the complete list of changes, please checkout the release note on the changeLog

IMPORTANT: Note that new official releases must now be downloaded from GitHub and no more from SourceForge. Download at github.com/dalibo/pgbadger/releases

===== Links & Credits =====

DALIBO would like to thank the developers who submitted patches and the users who reported bugs and feature requests, especially Olivier Schiavo, Keith Fiske, Hubert Depesz Lubaczewski, Tom Burnett, Steve Crawford, Cyril Bouthors and Nicolas Thauvin.

pgBadger is an open project. Any contribution to build a better tool is welcome. You just have to send your ideas, features requests or patches using the GitHub tools or directly on our mailing list.

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About pgBadger :

pgBagder is a new generation log analyzer for PostgreSQL, created by Gilles Darold (also author of ora2pg, the powerful migration tool). pgBadger is a fast and easy tool to analyze your SQL traffic and create HTML5 reports with dynamics graphs. pgBadger is the perfect tool to understand the behavior of your PostgreSQL servers and identify which SQL queries need to be optimized.

Docs, Download & Demo at dalibo.github.io/pgbadger

About DALIBO :

DALIBO is the leading PostgreSQL company in France, providing support, trainings and consulting to its customers since 2005. The company contributes to the PostgreSQL community in various ways, including : code, articles, translations, free conferences and workshops

Check out DALIBO's open source projects at dalibo.github.io

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07.10.2015 - PHP 5.5.27 released



View PHP related news. The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.27. Several bugs were fixed in this release as well as CVE-2015-3152. All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. According to our release calendar, this PHP 5.5 version is the last planned release that contains regular bugfixes. All the consequent releases will contain only security-relevant fixes, for the term of one year. PHP 5.5 users that need further bugfixes are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.6. For source downloads of PHP 5.5.27 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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07.10.2015 - PHP 5.6.11 is available



View PHP related news. The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.11. Five security-related issues in PHP were fixed in this release, including CVE-2015-3152. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.11 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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07.09.2015 - PHP 5.4.43 Released



View PHP related news. The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.43. Five security-related issues in PHP were fixed in this release, including CVE-2015-3152. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.43 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog. Please note that PHP 5.4 branch is nearing the end of its support timeframe. If your PHP installations is based on PHP 5.4, it may be a good time to start making the plans for the upgrade.
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07.07.2015 - Open-Source Streaming-SQL Database PipelineDB Now Available



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PipelineDB, an open-source relational streaming-SQL database, publicly released version (0.7.7) today and made the product available as open-source via their website and GitHub. PipelineDB is based on, and is wire compatible with, PostgreSQL 9.4 and has added functionality including continuous SQL queries, probabilistic data structures, sliding windowing, and stream-table joins. For a full description of PipelineDB and its capabilities see their technical documentation.

PipelineDB’s fundamental abstraction is what is called a continuous view. These are much like regular SQL views, except that their defining SELECT queries can include streams as a source to read from. The most important property of continuous views is that they only store their output in the database. That output is then continuously updated incrementally as new data flows through streams, and raw stream data is discarded once all continuous views have read it. Let's look at a canonical example:

   CREATE CONTINUOUS VIEW v AS SELECT COUNT(*) FROM stream

Only one row would ever physically exist in PipelineDB for this continuous view, and its value would simply be incremented for each new event ingested.

For more information on PipelineDB as a company, product and for examples and benefits, please check out their first blog post on their new website.

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07.02.2015 - PostgreSQL 9.5 Alpha 1 Released



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The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces that the alpha release of PostgreSQL 9.5, the latest version of the world's leading open source database, is available today. This release contains previews of all of the features which will be available in the final release of version 9.5, although some details will change before then. Please download, test, and report what you find.

Major Features

Among new major features available for testing in this alpha are:

  • Block-Range Indexes (BRIN) which enable compact indexing of very large tables
  • Large speed improvements in in-memory sorting and hashing
  • Automated management of transaction log size
  • INSERT ON CONFLICT UPDATE, otherwise known as "UPSERT"
  • Grouping Sets, CUBE and ROLLUP analytic operations
  • Row-Level Security (RLS) support
  • More JSONB data manipulation functions and operators
  • Added the pg_rewind tool and other high availability improvements to replication
  • Multiple enhancements to Foreign Data Wrappers, including IMPORT FOREIGN SCHEMA
  • Large increases in multi-core and large memory scalability

These features expand the capabilities of PostgreSQL, and introduce new syntax, APIs, and management interfaces. Of course, there are many more features detailed in the release notes, some of which may be more exciting to you than the above. Please test every one you can.

Help Test for Bugs

As with other major releases, the improvements in PostgreSQL include changes to large amounts of code. We count on you to test the altered version with your workloads and testing tools in order to find bugs and regressions before the release of PostgreSQL 9.5.0. In addition to testing that the new features work as documented, consider testing the following:

  • Do the improvements in sorting and general performance actually increase performance in your application?
  • Do our code changes cause PostgreSQL to not function on your platform?
  • We've made changes to the transaction log, including compression. Does failover and disaster recovery still work as expected?
  • Do the changes in operator precedence change the results of your queries?
  • Does RLS work correctly to secure your data?

As this is an Alpha, changes to database behaviors, feature details, and APIs are still possible. Your feedback and testing will help determine the final tweaks on the new features, so test soon. The quality of user testing helps determine when we can make a final release.

Alpha and Beta Schedule

This is the alpha release of version 9.5, indicating that some changes to features are still possible before release. The PostgreSQL Project will release 9.5 beta 1 in August, and then periodically release additional betas as required for testing until the final release in late 2015. For more information, and suggestions on how to test the alpha and betas, see the Beta Testing page.

Full documentation and release notes of the new version is available online and also installs with PostgreSQL. Also see the What's New page for details on some features.

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06.28.2015 - Database .NET v16 released



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I am happy to announce the new major release of Database .NET v16, an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool, With it you can Browse objects, Design tables, Edit rows, Export data and Run queries with a consistent interface.

Free, All-In-One, Portable, Single executable file and Multi-language.

Major New features from version 14.8 to 16.0:

  • Added Group by Connection
  • Added Single-click button
  • Added Displaying Data Types on the column header
  • Added Search Connection Explorer
  • Added Importing and Exporting specific fields
  • Added Changing the column order of an existing table
  • Added Displaying Data Types on the column header
  • Support for SQL Decimal handling
  • Generating scripts: Auto Order by referenced tables
  • New AutoComplete and IntelliSense
  • New Connection Properties
  • ...and more

The new version is immediately available for download.

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06.24.2015 - Introducing HypoPG, hypothetical indexes for PostgreSQL



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Introducing HypoPG

Paris, June 24 2015

DALIBO is proud to present the first release of HypoPG, an extension that adds hypothetical indexes in PostgreSQL.

An hypothetical index is an index which doesn't exists on disk. It's thefore almost instant to create and doesn't add any IO cost, wether at creation time or at maintenance time. The goal is obviously to check if an index is useful before spending many time, I/O and disk space to create it.

With this extension, you can create hypothetical indexes, and then with EXPLAIN check if PostgreSQL would use them or not.

" What if I had an Index on this ? "

Did you ever wonder how an index would increase the performances of your server, but you couldn't afford the time to create it on disk just for the sake of trying ?

Here's how HypoPG can help:

First let's create a simple use case:

# CREATE TABLE testable AS SELECT id, 'line ' || id val FROM generate_series(1,1000000) id;
# ANALYZE testable ;

Now let's install HypoPG and create an hypothetical index on this new table

# CREATE EXTENSION hypopg;
# SELECT hypopg_create_index('CREATE INDEX ON testable (id)');

You can now use EXPLAIN (without ANALYZE) to check if PostgreSQL would use that index !

# EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM testable WHERE id = 1000 ;
                                          QUERY PLAN
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Index Scan using 41079_btree_testable_id on testable  (cost=0.05..8.07 rows=1 width=15)
   Index Cond: (id = 1000)
(2 rows)

Yay ! If there were an index on the 'id' column, PostgreSQL would take advantage of it !

Links

About DALIBO :

DALIBO is the leading PostgreSQL company in France, providing support, trainings and consulting to its customers since 2005. The company contributes to the PostgreSQL community in various ways, including : code, articles, translations, free conferences and workshops

Check out DALIBO's open source projects at http://dalibo.github.io.

http://www.dalibo.com

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06.12.2015 - PostgreSQL 9.4.4, 9.3.9, 9.2.13, 9.1.18 & 9.0.22 Released!



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2015-06-12 Update Release

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions of our database system, including 9.4.4, 9.3.9, 9.2.13, 9.1.18 and 9.0.22. This release primarily fixes issues not successfully fixed in prior releases. It should be applied as soon as possible all users of major versions 9.3 and 9.4. Other users should apply at the next available downtime.

Crash Recovery Fixes

Earlier update releases attempted to fix an issue in PostgreSQL 9.3 and 9.4 with "multixact wraparound", but failed to account for issues doing multixact cleanup during crash recovery. This could cause servers to be unable to restart after a crash. As such, all users of 9.3 and 9.4 should apply this update as soon as possible.

Servers previously upgraded to PostgreSQL 9.3 using pg_upgrade, even those servers now running PostgreSQL 9.4 due to another upgrade, may experience an immediate autovacuum of all tables after applying this update. For large databases, consider a controlled manual VACUUM, before updating, to better regulate the performance consequences of this critical maintenance. Please see the release notes for details.

Other Fixes and Improvements

In addition to the above, a few other minor issues were patched in this release. These fixes include:

  • Prevent failure to invalidate relation cache init file
  • Avoid deadlock between new sessions and CREATE/DROP DATABASE
  • Improve query planning for semi-joins and anti-joins

Cumulative Releases

All PostgreSQL update releases are cumulative. As this update release fixes a number of problems inadvertently introduced by fixes in earlier update releases, we strongly urge users to apply this update, rather than installing less recent updates that have known issues. As this update release closes multiple known bugs with multixact handling, the PostgreSQL Project does not anticipate additional update releases soon.

Updating

As with other minor releases, users are not required to dump and reload their database or use pg_upgrade in order to apply this update release; you may simply shut down PostgreSQL and update its binaries. Users who have skipped multiple update releases may need to perform additional post-update steps; see the Release Notes for details. See also the above note for users who used pg_upgrade with PostgreSQL version 9.3.

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06.11.2015 - PHP 5.5.26 is available



View PHP related news. The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.26. Several bugs have been fixed as well as several security issues into some bundled libraries (CVE-2015-3414, CVE-2015-3415, CVE-2015-3416, CVE-2015-2325 and CVE-2015-2326). All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.5.26 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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06.11.2015 - PHP 5.6.10 is available



View PHP related news. The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.10. Several bugs have been fixed as well as several security issues into some bundled libraries (CVE-2015-3414, CVE-2015-3415, CVE-2015-3416, CVE-2015-2325 and CVE-2015-2326). All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.10 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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06.11.2015 - PHP 5.4.42 Released



View PHP related news. The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.42. Six security-related issues in PHP were fixed in this release, as well as several security issues in bundled sqlite library (CVE-2015-3414, CVE-2015-3415, CVE-2015-3416). All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.42 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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06.04.2015 - CfP for PGConf Silicon Valley Closes June 15th



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Submit your talk on the PGConf Silicon Valley website now. 50 minute breakout and 3 hour tutorial sessions available. November 17-18, 2015 at the South San Francisco Convention Center.

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06.04.2015 - PostgreSQL 9.4.3, 9.3.8, 9.2.12, 9.1.17 & 9.0.21 Released!



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2015-06-04 Update Release

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions of our database system, including 9.4.3, 9.3.8, 9.2.12, 9.1.17 and 9.0.21. This release primarily fixes a startup failure problem created by the prior update release, and should be installed by all users who applied that release.

File Permissions Fix

The 2015-05-22 update release added an anti-corruption step which will fsync all files in the data directory on restart after a crash. This caused PostgreSQL to fail to start if it encountered any file permissions issues. The problem is now fixed. Find out more on the PostgreSQL wiki.

Other Fixes and Improvements

In addition to the above, a few other minor issues were patched in this release. These fixes include:

  • Have pg_get_functiondef() show the LEAKPROOF property
  • Make pushJsonbValue() function push jbvBinary type
  • Allow building with threaded Python on OpenBSD

Update Release Schedule

The PostgreSQL developers are currently working hard to fix a few known issues discovered in the past couple of weeks. As such, we expect to release another update once a solution for those issues is complete and tested. The PostgreSQL project apologizes for any inconvenience from the frequent releases. We are prioritizing getting important fixes to our users as soon as possible.

Updating

As with other minor releases, users are not required to dump and reload their database or use pg_upgrade in order to apply this update release; you may simply shut down PostgreSQL and update its binaries. Users who have skipped multiple update releases may need to perform additional post-update steps; see the Release Notes for details.

Links:

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06.03.2015 - Bi-Direction Replication, version 0.9.1 released



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June 01 2015

2ndQuadrant is pleased to announce the release of Bi-Direction Replication, version 0.9.1

This new version (0.9.1) is a maintenance release focused on stability and performance.

For a complete list of changes, see the "Release Notes" in "More information" below.

Featured release notes

  • Rename 'bdr' reserved db to 'bdr_supervisordb', prevent users from connecting, and protect against drop

  • Bug fixes in bdr_init_copy handling of connection strings

  • Fixes for UNLOGGED tables in the command filter

  • Permit fast shutdown when replication is paused

  • Remove slots when parting a node

  • bdr.table_set_replication_sets no longer requires permit_unsafe_ddl_commands

More information

Bi-Directional Replication (BDR) is an asynchronous multi-master replication system for PostgreSQL, specifically designed to allow geographically distributed clusters. Supporting up to 48 nodes (and possibly more in future releases) BDR is a low overhead, low maintenance technology for distributed databases. For more information visit http://2ndquadrant.com/bdr

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05.26.2015 - Advisory on May 22 Update Release



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On May 22, 2015, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group released an update to all supported versions of PostgreSQL, including versions 9.4.2, 9.3.7, 9.2.11, 9.1.16, and 9.0.20. This update has a bug in fsync logic which will cause some users' PostgreSQL servers to refuse to restart after a crash, or after a restore from binary backup. Please read our FAQ on this issue before applying the update to your systems.

The PostgreSQL Project regrets the error. Another PostgreSQL update, with this issue corrected, will be released soon.

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05.22.2015 - PostgreSQL 9.4.2, 9.3.7, 9.2.11, 9.1.16, and 9.0.20 released!



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The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update with multiple functionality and security fixes to all supported versions of the PostgreSQL database system, which includes minor versions 9.4.2, 9.3.7, 9.2.11, 9.1.16, and 9.0.20. The update contains a critical fix for a potential data corruption issue in PostgreSQL 9.3 and 9.4; users of those versions should update their servers at the next possible opportunity.

Data Corruption Fix

For users of PostgreSQL versions 9.3 or 9.4, this release fixes a problem where the database will fail to protect against "multixact wraparound", resulting in data corruption or loss. Users with a high transaction rate (1 million or more per hour) in a database with many foreign keys are especially vulnerable. We strongly urge all users of 9.4 and 9.3 to update their installations in the next few days.

Users of versions 9.2 and earlier are not affected by this issue.

Security Fixes

This update fixes three security vulnerabilities reported in PostgreSQL over the past few months. Nether of these issues is seen as particularly urgent. However, users should examine them in case their installations are vulnerable:

  • CVE-2015-3165 Double "free" after authentication timeout.
  • CVE-2015-3166 Unanticipated errors from the standard library.
  • CVE-2015-3167 pgcrypto has multiple error messages for decryption with an incorrect key.

Additionally, we are recommending that all users who use Kerberos, GSSAPI, or SSPI authentication set include_realm to 1 in pg_hba.conf, which will become the default in future versions.

More information about these issues, as well as older patched issues, is available on the PostgreSQL Security Page.

Other Fixes and Improvements

A new, non-default version of the citext extension fixes its previously undocumented regexp_matches() functions to align with the ordinary text version of those functions. The fixed version has a different return type than the old version, so users of CIText should test their applications before updating the function by running "ALTER EXTENSION citext UPDATE".

In addition to the above, more than 50 reported issues have been fixed in this cumulative update release. Most of the issues named affect all supported versions. These fixes include:

  • Render infinite dates and timestamps as infinity when converting to json
  • Fix json/jsonb's populate_record() and to_record()
  • Fix incorrect checking of deferred exclusion constraints
  • Improve planning of star-schema-style queries
  • Fix three issues with joins
  • Ensure correct locking with security barrier views
  • Fix deadlock at startup when max_prepared_transactions is too small
  • Recursively fsync() the data directory after a crash
  • Fix autovacuum launcher's possible failure to shut down
  • Cope with unexpected signals in LockBufferForCleanup()
  • Fix crash when doing COPY IN to a table with check constraints
  • Avoid waiting for synchronous replication of read-only transactions
  • Fix two issues with hash indexes
  • Prevent memory leaks in GIN index vacuum
  • Fix two issues with background workers
  • Several fixes to Logical Decoding replication
  • Fix several minor issues with pg_dump and pg_upgrade

This release includes an update to tzdata release 2015d, with updates to Egypt, Mongolia, and Palestine, plus historical changes in Canada and Chile.

9.0 EOL Soon

Version 9.0 will become End-Of-Life in September 2015. This means that this update is likely to be the next-to-last update for that version. Users of PostgreSQL 9.0 should start planning to upgrade to a more current version before then. See our versioning policy for more information about EOL dates.

As with other minor releases, users are not required to dump and reload their database or use pg_upgrade in order to apply this update release; you may simply shut down PostgreSQL and update its binaries. Users of the CIText extension need to run a command. Users who have skipped multiple update releases may need to perform additional post-update steps; see the Release Notes for details.

Links:

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05.15.2015 - PHP 5.6.9 is available



View PHP related news. The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.9. Several bugs have been fixed. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.9 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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