Friday, January 13, 2023

Announcing Release 16 of the PostgreSQL Buildfarm client


Hot on the heels of Release 15 comes Release 16.

This release deals with some issues that have been discovered with the check for update feature of Release 15 and the force_every and trigger_exclude features, so that it now works correctly with those features.

It also features these items:

  • a new --check-for-work mode of
    This mode doesn't do any work but exits with a zero status if there is work to do and 1 if there is not. It is intended for use as an
    ExecCondition in systemd units
  • up to date filtering now works with an explicit list of branches, as well as with key words like ALL
  • reduce the verbosity of Another process holds the lock messages.
    These are now only emitted if the verbose setting is greater than 1
  • update_personality now has options to change the owner name and owner email
    This was in Release 15 but was accidentally omitted from the release notes. Up to now the only way to change these was by action from
    the administrators.
  • improve collection of logs in cross version upgrade testing

 The release can be downloaded from or