On 23rd of January, Magnus Hagander committed patch which adds: Add pg_basebackup tool for streaming base backups   This tool makes it possible to do the pg_start_backup/ copy files/pg_stop_backup step in a single command.   There are still some steps to be done before this is ...

On 7th of January (I know, it was quite some time ago, I apologize for delay) Itagaki Takahiro committed patch: New system view pg_stat_replication displays activity of wal sender processes.   Itagaki Takahiro and Simon Riggs.