On 26th of March, Heikki Linnakangas committed patch:
Add support for index-only scans in GiST. This adds a new GiST opclass method, 'fetch', which is used to reconstruct the original Datum from the value stored in the index. Also, the 'canreturn' index AM interface function gains a new 'attno' argument. That makes it possible to use index-only scans on a multi-column index where some of the opclasses support index-only scans but some do not. This patch adds support in the box and point opclasses. Other opclasses can added later as follow-on patches (btree_gist would be particularly interesting). Anastasia Lubennikova, with additional fixes and modifications by me.