Release date: 1998-03-23
Additional support for multibyte character sets.
Repair byte ordering for mixed-endian clients and servers.
Minor updates to allowed SQL syntax.
Improvements to the configuration autodetection for installation.
A dump/restore is NOT required for those running 6.3. A 'make distclean', 'make', and 'make install' is all that is required. This last step should be performed while the postmaster is not running. You should re-link any custom applications that use Postgres libraries.
For upgrades from pre-6.3 installations, refer to the installation and migration instructions for version 6.3.
ecpg cleanup/fixes, now version 1.1(Michael Meskes) pg_user cleanup(Bruce) large object fix for pg_dump and tclsh (alvin) LIKE fix for multiple adjacent underscores fix for redefining builtin functions(Thomas) ultrix4 cleanup upgrade to pg_access 0.83 updated CLUSTER manual page multibyte character set support, see doc/README.mb(Tatsuo) configure --with-pgport fix pg_ident fix big-endian fix for backend communications(Kataoka) SUBSTR() and substring() fix(Jan) several jdbc fixes(Peter) libpgtcl improvements, see libptcl/README(Randy Kunkee) Fix for "Datasize = 0" error(Vadim) Prevent \do from wrapping(Bruce) Remove duplicate Russian character set entries Sunos4 cleanup Allow optional TABLE keyword in LOCK and SELECT INTO(Thomas) CREATE SEQUENCE options to allow a negative integer(Thomas) Add "PASSWORD" as an allowed column identifier(Thomas) Add checks for UNION target fields(Bruce) Fix Alpha port(Dwayne Bailey) Fix for text arrays containing quotes(Doug Gibson) Solaris compile fix(Albert Chin-A-Young) Better identify tcl and tk libs and includes(Bruce)