The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an important update with fixes for multiple security issues to all supported versions of the PostgreSQL database system, which includes minor versions 9.4.1, 9.3.6, 9.2.10, 9.1.15, and 9.0.19. This update includes both security fixes and fixes for issues discovered since the last release. In particular for the 9.4 update, there is a change to the way unicode strings are escaped for the JSON and JSONB data types.
So finally PostgreSQL 9.4 has been released. This version introduces a new schema less type, the jsonb which joins the other fantastic features abused and misused by the developers all around the globe. The DBA improvements in this release is much more interesting and can push seriously the adoption in the enterprises of this DBMS. Alter system Finally is possible to change the postgresql.conf settings using the ALTER SYSTEM SET command.
Because an industrial action is taking place in Italy my flight was cancelled. I’m not going to the Linux Day in person but, thanks Google, I should be able to talk. PostgreSQL, The Big, The Fast and The Ugly from Federico Campoli I’ll start Saturday 15.00 CEST.