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PostgreSQL File Dump Utility Version 3.0-Beta (for PostgreSQL 7.4) Available
pg_filedump Version 3.0-Beta is now available from the Tools and Utilities page. This latest version can be used on PostgreSQL 7.4 installations and handles the new identification between hash and btree indices.
October 01, 2003.


PostgreSQL File Dump Utility Version 3.0-Alpha (for PostgreSQL 7.4) Available
pg_filedump Version 3.0-Alpha is now available from the Tools and Utilities page. This latest version can be used on PostgreSQL 7.4 installations. As PostgreSQL 7.4 is not yet in Beta, we're calling this an Alpha.
April 17, 2003.


PostgreSQL - Red Hat Edition Graphical Tools Version 2.0-Beta Available for Download
The PostgreSQL - Red Hat Edition Graphical Tools (Administrator and Visual Explain) Version 2.0-Beta are available for anonymous CVS checkout from the CVS / Contributing page. The tools were tested and verified on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1, Red Hat Linux 8.0 and Red Hat Linux 9 using PostgreSQL 7.3/7.2 database clusters.

Screen shots of Administrator 2.0 and Visual Explain 2.0 have been updated on the Tools and Utilities page.
April 14, 2003.


PostgreSQL - Red Hat Edition Graphical Tools Version 2.0-(Alpha|Beta) Available for Download
The PostgreSQL - Red Hat Edition Graphical Tools (Administrator and Visual Explain) Version 2.0-(Alpha|Beta) are available for anonymous CVS checkout from the CVS / Contributing page. The tools were tested and verified on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 and Red Hat Linux 8.0 using PostgreSQL 7.3/7.2 database clusters. Administrator is in alpha and Visual Explain is in beta.

Screen shots of Administrator 2.0 and Visual Explain 2.0 have been placed on the Tools and Utilities page.
February 27, 2003.
March 07, 2003. (Updated)


New Name, Same Project
The Red Hat Database Project is continuing under a new name, The PostgreSQL - Red Hat Edition Project. This name change aligns our project with other groups within Red Hat.
February 25, 2003.


Red Hat Database Tools and Utilities Updated
RHDB Administrator and Visual Explain 2.0 are currently under development and will be ready for beta in February 2003. Screen shots of RHDB Administrator 2.0 have been added to display new functionality.
January 28, 2003.


Red Hat Database File Dump Utility Version 2.0 Available
pg_filedump Version 2.0 is now available from the Tools and Utilities page. This latest version can be used on RHDB 2.x/1.x and PostgreSQL 7.3/7.2/7.1 installations. However, as it uses PostgreSQL internal headers, it requires a PostgreSQL 7.3 source tree in order to build.
December 18, 2002.


Red Hat Database Graphical Tools Version 1.1 Available for Download
The Red Hat Database Graphical Tools (RHDB Administrator and Visual Explain) Version 1.1 are available for anonymous CVS checkout from the CVS / Contributing page. The tools were tested and verified on RHDB 2.1, which is powered by an enhanced version of PostgreSQL 7.2.3, and can be used with any PostgreSQL 7.2.x database cluster.

The Red Hat Database Graphical Tools Version 1.1 enhancements are documented in the Red Hat Database 2.1 Release Notes.
December 16, 2002.


Red Hat Database 2.1 Is Now Available!
RHDB 2.1, powered by an enhanced version of PostgreSQL 7.2.3, contains updated versions of the RHDB Graphical Tools (RHDB Administrator 1.1 and Visual Explain 1.1) as well as a full suite of documentation in HTML and PDF formats. The RHDB Installer has been updated for Red Hat Linux 8.0 installations.

RHDB 2.1 has been tested and verified on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1, Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Red Hat Linux 8.0. Its ISO image is freely downloadable from Red Hat's download center.
December 10, 2002.


Red Hat Database 2.0 Upgrade to PostgreSQL 7.2.3++ Available
The RHDB Development team has created packages to upgrade the base level of PostgreSQL in RHDB 2.0 from PostgreSQL 7.2.2++ to PostgreSQL 7.2.3++. We recommend that you apply this upgrade to existing RHDB 2.0 installations. The packages are available for free from the Red Hat Database 2.0 download site. Please view the README file located in the update directory for information on installing the packages.
November 15, 2002.


Red Hat Database Graphical Tools Available for Download
The Red Hat Database Graphical Tools, RHDB Administrator and Visual Explain, are available for anonymous CVS checkout from the CVS / Contributing page. The tools were tested and verified on RHDB 2.0, which is powered by PostgreSQL 7.2.2, and can we used with any PostgreSQL 7.2.x database cluster.
October 11, 2002.


Red Hat Database 2.0 Has Been Released!
RHDB 2.0, powered by an enhanced version of PostgreSQL 7.2.2, contains the inaugural version of the RHDB Graphical Tools (RHDB Administrator and Visual Explain) as well as a full suite of documentation in HTML and PDF formats.

RHDB 2.0 has been tested and verified on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 and Red Hat Linux 7.3. Its ISO image is freely downloadable from Red Hat's download center. The RHDB Graphical Tools will be available in mid-October by anonymous cvs checkout from this site.
October 07, 2002.


Red Hat Database Tools and Utilities Updated
The RHDB Visual Explain Tool has exited beta test and development work on the RHDB Administrator is almost complete. Screen shots have been added to display new and/or improved functionality.
July 29, 2002.


Red Hat Database Programmer's Guide Released
The Red Hat Database Programmer's Guide has been released. This manual is more RHDB centric than the PostgreSQL community version as it includes/integrates RHDB how-tos into the fold. Also, all sections have been updated and enhanced. Have a look.
June 28, 2002.


Red Hat Database Manuals
The RHDB manuals have been enhanced and updated to PostgreSQL 7.1.3. It's a fun read for all!
June 26, 2002.


Red Hat Database Tools and Utilities
The RHDB Visual Explain tool is now in beta test and work on the RHDB Administrator is progressing nicely. Screen shots have been added to display new functionality. We expect the RHDB Administrator V1 to enter beta test within the next three weeks.
May 21, 2002.


Red Hat Database Whitepaper - Open Source Database, Open Source Security
Database security is a critical component of an information technology (IT) security strategy. Red Hat Database, the commercial open-source database management system offering from Red Hat, has security features that enable it to perform as a secure database management system (DMBS). This paper discusses how Red Hat Database builds on open-standards based foundation technologies (such as Kerberos, SSL, and SSH) to provide this functionality.
Apr 11, 2002.


Red Hat Database HOW-TO - Using the Python Database API with Red Hat Database
This document provides a brief overview of how to use the Python Database API (DB-API) with Red Hat Database. We first present how to obtain and install the appropriate Python environment and modules, then we explain the concepts of the Python Database API Specification Version 2. Next, a simple example application is used to illustrate aspects of the Python DB-API implementation for Red Hat Database, the pgdb.py Python module.
Mar 25, 2002.


Red Hat Database Tools and Utilities section added
This new section has been added to provide code and screen shots of tools and utilities being developed by the Red Hat Database development team. This section will be updated frequently so check back often to get the latest versions.
Revised: May 02, 2002.


Red Hat Database HOW-TO - Using ODBC with Red Hat Database
This document provides a brief overview of how to use ODBC with Red Hat Database. We first present how to obtain and install the appropriate ODBC driver, then we use a simple example application to illustrate some basic aspects of ODBC.
Jan 15, 2002.


Red Hat Database Webcast - The Web Application Developer's View
Red Hat held a webcast with the RHDB Development team on October 30, 2001. You can download the presentation (pdf) and you can download the demo source code (tarball).
Dec 07, 2001.


Red Hat Database HOW-TO - Using JDBC with Red Hat Database
This document provides a brief overview of how to use Java and JDBC with Red Hat Database. We first present how to obtain and install the appropriate JDBC driver, then we use a simple example application to illustrate some basic aspects of JDBC.
Nov 30, 2001.


Red Hat Database HOW-TO - Setting Up a Web Site that Uses RHDB and PHP
This document guides you through the configuration and installation of Apache with PHP as an Apache module or as a CGI interpreter, and provides a sample application to show how PHP communicates with Red Hat Database.
Nov 30, 2001.