PostgreSQL 8.4 goodies in store

The PostgreSQL 8.4 planned release is March 1, 2009 and is outlined in the PostgreSQL 8.4 Development plan. It has just passed its May 2008 commit fest milestone and is currently in its July 2008 Commit Fest. Lots of PostgreSQL Planet bloggers have started showcasing some of the new features in store. We will briefly list our favorite planned and already committed patches.

Things that seem likely

Things not so likely

Now there are two other things we are looking forward to that sadly we fear may not make it into 8.4, but with the cycles of PostgreSQL we'll probably only need to wait an additional year as opposed to 3-5 years (with other DB product release cycles) to see these.