The PostgreSQL 9.2 release is available. "Since the beta release was announced in May, developers and vendors have praised it as a leap forward in performance, scalability and flexibility. Users are expected to switch to this version in record numbers." LWN ran a detailed look at this release in May.
KDE have released version 4.8 of their free and open source software bundle. It provides many new features, improved stability and increased performance. Highlights for Plasma Workspaces include window manager optimizations, and the redesign of power management.
PostgreSQL is one of the most versatile, powerful and reliable object-relational database systems available. The enterprise-class open source database is in use by some of the largest companies in the world, handling exceptionally large workloads. But you knew all of that already, so let's talk about a few features in PostgreSQL you probably didn't know about already.
I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an HP Mini 311. It has an Atom 270, 3GB ram, NVIDIA ION graphics. When running windows 7 with the screen off and no programs running the power consumtion from the wall was measured as 7-9W. With Ubuntu server running, with ACPI, powertop options good. the power consumption is 17-20W.
A newly unveiled startup says it has devised a CMOS platform that can cut the active power consumption of & a wide range of integrated circuit products& by half, and leakage power consumption by up to five times. SuVolta says its & PowerShrink& platform has already been licensed by Fujitsu, which will offer it in 65nm products in 2012....
I am trying to upgrade postgresql from 9.0.4 to 9.2.3 using the directions from the wiki (postgresql page, under "upgrading"), due to systemd causing my connections to be refused on my socket for 9.0.4...# pacman -S postgresql-old-upgrade postgresql-libs
:: postgresql-libs is in IgnorePkg/IgnoreGroup. Install anyway?