Good news just keeps coming. PostgreSQL 8.1 has been released. There are several changes in this new version, I suspect for many having pg_autovacuum tied in as part of the database server will be a big plus. Roles and Two Phase Commit are other nice features that will be very helpful. If you are into local GUI apps for database administration then having pgAdmin 1.4.0 included will be welcome, especially for Windows users. Overall this release seems like a solid step forward.

Now we just need PHP 5.1, Apache 2.1 to be released and we’ll have a completely updated stack when combined with FreeBSD 6.0 and PostgreSQL 8.1.