I have released version 6.1 of the PostgreSQL Buildfarm client. It is available at http://buildfarm.postgresql.org/downloads/releases/build-farm-6_1.tgz This release fixes a couple of bugs that became apparent in yesterday’s release. The first was a relatively minor one where the verbosity was always set if using the run_branches.pl script. The second was a portability issue where some versions […]
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PostgreSQL Buildfarm client Release 6 is now available and can be downloaded from http://buildfarm.postgresql.org/downloads/releases/build-farm-6.tgz Features use a persistent cache for configure, leading to a substantial performance improvement for that step, based on an idea from Tom Lane improve installcheck security, mirroring earlier changes on this in Postgres itself allow skipping individual TAP tests, e,g, “–skip_steps=pg_dump-check” a […]
Recently we’ve had a patch submitted to support the latest incarnation of the Microsoft build tools, Visual Studio 2017. I didn’t have a spare Windows machine available to test with, so I set up Windows machine on Amazon AWS to test with. I chose Windows Server 2016, a t2.medium instance with a 50 GB root […]
Release 5 of the PostgreSQL Buildfarm Client has been released and can be downloaded from http://buildfarm.postgresql.org/downloads/releases/build-farm-5.tgz In a similar move to PostgreSQL version numbering, with this release we move to a one part numbering system. In addition to a number of bug fixes and very minor changes, this release has the following features / changes: […]
Some of my Italian colleagues have made a nifty little gadget called redislog for pushing postgres logs into Redis, the distributed in-memory cache. From there it can be fed into things like logstash. I thought it would be interesting instead to make the logs available via the Redis Foreign Data Wrapper as a Postgres table. […]
Recently I was asked “what’s a vpath build?” If you regularly build postgres from source it’s something you should know about. A vpath build is one where the build tree is kept completely separate from the source tree, so you can completely remove the build tree and your source tree is still there, clean and […]
I have released version 4.19 of the PostgreSQL Buildfarm client. It can be downloaded from http://buildfarm.postgresql.org/downloads/releases/build-farm-4_19.tgz Apart from some minor bug fixes, the following changes are made: Include the script’s path in @INC. That means you can usually run the script from anywhere rather than just its own directory. Set TZ after “make check” is […]
I have just committed a series of patches that provide support for enum types in the btree_gin and btree_gist standard extensions. This is something I first started work on about a year ago. It turned out to be more involved that I had first thought it would be, as it requires some additional core code […]
My colleague Álvaro Herrera gave a terrific explanation of the new XMLTABLE feature from Pavel Stěhule that he’s put a huge amount of effort into, and finally recently committed. I thought it would be fun to see how the example he gave might work today with JSON. First, I came up with a JSON equivalent […]
Recently we switched the PostgreSQL Buildfarm to use https for its front-facing web transactions. That’s worked pretty well, but one thing got broken in the change. The registration page uses a Captcha to help avoid web spam, which has been a problem in the past. However, the code to fetch the relevant html was still […]
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