poet writes: Three major versions of PostgreSQL are end of life, this year. 7.4 and 8.0 are End of Life at this end of this month and 8.1 is EOL in November. This is not an item to take lightly. Once a version is end of life you will not be able to get support (easily), there will be no more security updates and no bug fixes even if they are data loss bugs. It is amazing how many people are still running these very old versions, in production. Now is the time to upgrade to either 8.3 or 8.4. PostgreSQL can be downloaded from PostgreSQL.org under the downloads section of the website.
poet writes: The PostgreSQL Conference Series is a United States based open source conference for everyone's most advanced open source database, PostgreSQL. This year, the conference has doubled in size from previous years with 45 speakers and over 50 sessions. The conference is running from 03/25 to 03/28. Any who are interested in databases should attend. Yes, this is kind of an advertisement post. However, the PostgreSQL Conference series is a model for how Open Source conferences can be run in conjunction with the community. The FAQ explains a model that allows for donations to the United States PostgreSQL Association, the 501c3 for PostgreSQL in the United States. The conference series also generates more learning material in the form of videos and slides than any other open source conference (that I know of). If you are interested in PostgreSQL or anything around PostgreSQL, this is the conference for you!