On 3rd of October, Andres Freund committed patch:
Add CASCADE support for CREATE EXTENSION.
Without CASCADE, if an extension has an unfullfilled dependency on
another extension, CREATE EXTENSION ERRORs out with "required extension
... is not installed". That is annoying, especially when that dependency
is an implementation detail of the extension, rather than something the
extension's user can make sense of.
In addition to CASCADE this also includes a small set of regression
tests around CREATE EXTENSION.
Author: Petr Jelinek, editorialized by Michael Paquier, Andres Freund
Reviewed-By: Michael Paquier, Andres Freund, Jeff Janes
Discussion: <a class="text" href="/gitweb/?p=postgresql.git;a=object;h=557E0520">557E0520</a>.firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue reading Waiting for 9.6 – Add CASCADE support for CREATE EXTENSION.
On 8th of February, Tom Lane committed patch:
Core support for "extensions", which are packages of SQL objects.
This patch adds the server infrastructure to support extensions.
There is still one significant loose end, namely how to make it play nice
with pg_upgrade, so I am not yet committing the changes that would make
all the contrib modules depend on this feature.
In passing, fix a disturbingly large amount of breakage in
AlterObjectNamespace() and callers.
Dimitri Fontaine, reviewed by Anssi Kääriäinen,
Itagaki Takahiro, Tom Lane, and numerous others
Continue reading Waiting for 9.1 – EXTENSIONS
On 27th of November, Robert Haas committed patch which adds new, interesting contrib module:
New contrib module, auth_delay.
KaiGai Kohei, with a few changes by me.
Continue reading Waiting for 9.1 – auth_delay
Andrew Gierth (RhodiumToad on irc) wrote, and Tom Lane committed:
Assorted improvements in contrib/hstore.
Remove the 64K limit on the lengths of keys and values within an hstore.
(This changes the on-disk format, but the old format can still be read.)
Add support for btree/hash opclasses for hstore --- this is not so much
for actual indexing purposes as to allow use of GROUP BY, DISTINCT, etc.
Add various other new functions and operators.
Continue reading Waiting for 8.5 – changes in hstore