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Update from PostgreSQL yum repository

Since I started this repository about 3,5 years ago, I have always used the machines that were outside control of the community. Namely, I used a machine that was hosted at Darcy Buskermolen's house for about 2 years, and then after the unrecoverable crash of the machine
I moved everything off to a machine that was in the datacenter of my previous employer, markafoni.

After I started working for EnterpriseDB, we again lost the RPM buildfarm. markafoni was kind enough to provide me images, so I have copies of each VM --but we don't have a machine since then. Actually I purchased a quad core machine with 2 TB disk and 8 GB ram for that, but that is in my home, and it is still not under control of PostgreSQL infrastructure team.

While talking to Ed Boyajian at PGEast, he kindly accepted to donate a machine to the community to be used as the PostgreSQL RPM Buildfarm. I was the bottleneck since then, but we made a progress with Dave Page during PGCon, and probably we will have the new machine up and running over the next month or so.

So, in short: We don't have a dedicated RPM Buildfarm over the last 3,5 months, and it is the only explanation that some of the PostgreSQL releases, 8.3 and 8.2, haven't been updated yet to the latest minor releases.

So, project did not stop, and will not stop -- we just need some more time to fix all issues. I also have a long bug list over the last months, and I'll also fix them as soon as we will have the new machine.

/me joins EnterpriseDB!

I could not be happier... After I decided to leave markafoni, and when I started to look for a new job, EnterpriseDB approached me very nicely, and now I'm a part of that great team. I'd like thank Ed, Karen, Bruce and Tom (Kincaid) for their great support during this process. I'm really, really, excited. Let's see what I'll add to EnterpriseDB.

Wow, really excited!

PostgreSQL Live CD for 9.0.2 released

I released initial version of my PostgreSQL 9.0 live CD, which is based on CentOS 5.5. It includes the PostgreSQL related packages that I build for http://yum.pgrpms.org, along with PostgreSQL 9.0.2.

Details are here:

http://pglivecd.org
http://yum.pgrpms.org/livecd.php

You can add an encrypted home directory while burning iso to USB stick, which helps you to keep your personal data in your USB stick.

This live CD has current versions of many software, like pgAdmin III, phpPgAdmin, Apache, PHP, GNOME, Pidgin, Firefox etc., along with tons of PostgreSQL related packages.

Kickstart file is configurable, so you can also create your own PostgreSQL Live CD's fairly easily.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this live CD.