Waiting for 8.4 – final post (?)

For quite some time I've been posting about new features in 8.4. First post was over a year ago, on 16th of February 2008.

Now, we just (yesterday) got nice surprise: beta is here:

(depesz@[LOCAL]:5840) 12:39:15 [depesz]
# SELECT version();
 PostgreSQL 8.4beta1 ON i686-pc-linux-gnu, compiled BY GCC gcc (GCC) 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu3), 32-bit
(1 ROW)

Since I don't expect any new features in beta and release candidate stages, let me put some short summary.

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Learning POE: HTTP-2-MUD proxy

Some years ago I learned of existence of (supposedly cool) POE framework for Perl. I tried to use it for some projects, but the learning curve proved to be fatal for my interest.

All the time I felt that POE is great, it's just that I'm too stupid to be able to actively use it.

Time passed by. Something like half a year ago, friend asked me if it would be possible for me to write a cool program – HTTP proxy for their MUD.

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