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Wishlist for PostgreSQL 8.4.0

This list ist not maintained any more - please look at here for features proposed for the current commitfest or the featurematrix for a list of recently added features. We also keep a list of TODO items done for 8.4.



  • Concurrent psql (Gregory Stark)
  • Create a mechanism for plperl to load modules safely (Andrew Dunstan)
  • Fix permissions properly on custom GUC vars (Andrew Dunstan)
  • Group commit (Heikki Linnakangas)
  • Grouped Index Tuples (Heikki Linnakangas)¨
  • large file support (Zdenek Kotala)
  • MERGE (Simon Riggs)
  • Notification payload messages (Andrew Dunstan)
  • Stacked recordset (multirecordset)
  • Updates using subselect (Nikhils)
  • Better handling of partitioning (Nikhils)
  • Index Advisor (Gurjeet Singh)
  • SQL/PSM support per SQL:2003 (patch)(Pavel)


  • WITH and WITH RECURSIVE hierarchical queries (Yoshiyuki Asaba with help from Tatsuo Ishii and Tom Lane)
  • Visibility map / Dead space map (Heikki Linnakangas)
  • SQL:2003 window functions (Hitoshi Harada)