Yesterday, the fourth beta of the upcoming PostgreSQL major version 12 was released.
Compared to its predecessor PostgreSQL 11, there are many new features:
Of course, PostgreSQL 12 will be tested using sqlsmith, the SQL “fuzzer” from our colleague Andreas Seltenreich. Numerous bugs in different PostgreSQL versions were found with sqlsmith by using randomly generated SQL queries.
Debian and Ubuntu packages for PostgreSQL 12 are going to be published on apt.postgresql.org with credativ’s help. This work will be handled by our colleague Christoph Berg.
The release of PostgreSQL 12 is expected in the next weeks.
About the author
Christoph Berg is a senior consultant in the credativ database team. As Debian Developer and PostgreSQL Contributor he also takes care of PostgreSQL packaging and other topics in the Debian Quality Assurance team. In his spare time he is an amateur radio operator on shortwave and satellite.