Table of Contents

1. What Is PostgreSQL?
2. A Brief History of PostgreSQL
2.1. The Berkeley POSTGRES Project
2.2. Postgres95
2.3. PostgreSQL
3. Conventions
4. Further Information
5. Bug Reporting Guidelines
5.1. Identifying Bugs
5.2. What to Report
5.3. Where to Report Bugs

This book is the official documentation of PostgreSQL. It has been written by the PostgreSQL developers and other volunteers in parallel to the development of the PostgreSQL software. It describes all the functionality that the current version of PostgreSQL officially supports.

To make the large amount of information about PostgreSQL manageable, this book has been organized in several parts. Each part is targeted at a different class of users, or at users in different stages of their PostgreSQL experience: