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This article is from the Object-Oriented Technology FAQ, by Bob Hathaway rjh@geodesic.com with numerous contributions by others.

9.6) Object-Oriented Technology ftp: 21 POSTGRES (Ext. Rel. DBMS)

What: Version 4.0 of the POSTGRES DBMS
From: mer@gaia.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Jeff Meredith)
Date: 16 Jul 92 04:53:17 GMT

Version 4.0 of the POSTGRES DBMS is now available for distribution. Version 4.0
provides significant advances in functionality over 3.1. General improvements
in the code and some key multi-user bug fixes have resulted in a much more
reliable system than we have ever previously released.

Major new features include:
o Complete support for language (POSTQUEL) functions.
o Handling of nested dot expressions.
o Optimization of predicates with expensive functions.
o Binary portals
o Initial support of sets
o Indices on system catalogs.

Postgres runs on Sparc I, Sparc II, Sun 4 running SunOs, and DECstations
running ULTRIX >= 4.0, as well as Sequent Symmetry machines. Postgres
consists of about 250,000 lines of C.

If you would like to get Postgres 4.0, you can get it in one of two ways:

(1) Anonymous FTP from postgres.berkeley.edu

cd pub
get postgres-setup.me
binary
get postgres-v4r0.tar.Z
quit

Or, if you do not have net.access, you can order a Postgres distribution
tape by sending a check payable to the Regents of the University of California
for $150.00 to:
Postgres Project
571 Evans Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720.

Indicate in your accompanying letter whether you want the system on a 9-track
tape at 1600 BPI, at 6250 BPI, on a cartridge tape for SUN shoeboxes (QIC 24
format), or on a TK50 DEC cartridge tape.

 

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