Waiting for 9.6 – Phrase full text search.

On 7th of April, Teodor Sigaev committed patch:

Phrase full text search.
 
Patch introduces new text search operator (<-> or <DISTANCE>) into tsquery.
On-disk and binary in/out format of tsquery are backward compatible.
It has two side effect:
- change order for tsquery, so, users, who has a btree index over tsquery,
  should reindex it
- less number of parenthesis in tsquery output, and tsquery becomes more
  readable
 
Authors: Teodor Sigaev, Oleg Bartunov, Dmitry Ivanov
Reviewers: Alexander Korotkov, Artur Zakirov

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Waiting for 9.5 – array_offset() and array_offsets()

On 18th of March, Alvaro Herrera committed patch:

array_offset() and array_offsets()
 
These functions return the offset position or positions of a value in an
array.
 
Author: Pavel Stěhule
Reviewed by: Jim Nasby

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Waiting for 9.4 – Introduce jsonb, a structured format for storing json.

Portuguese Brazil Version

On 23rd of March, Andrew Dunstan committed patch:

Introduce jsonb, a structured format for storing json.
 
The new format accepts exactly the same data as the json type. However, it is
stored in a format that does not require reparsing the orgiginal text in order
to process it, making it much more suitable for indexing and other operations.
Insignificant whitespace is discarded, and the order of object keys is not
preserved. Neither are duplicate object keys kept - the later value for a given
key is the only one stored.
 
The new type has all the functions and operators that the json type has,
with the exception of the json generation functions (to_json, json_agg etc.)
and with identical semantics. In addition, there are operator classes for
hash and btree indexing, and two classes for GIN indexing, that have no
equivalent in the json type.
 
This feature grew out of previous work by Oleg Bartunov and Teodor Sigaev, which
was intended to provide similar facilities to a nested hstore type, but which
in the end proved to have some significant compatibility issues.
 
Authors: Oleg Bartunov,  Teodor Sigaev, Peter Geoghegan and Andrew Dunstan.
Review: Andres Freund

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