This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this edition, RabbitMQ 3.7.5 is now preferred and Write Stuff is taking a break.
After an uneventful week of upgrades and user satisfaction with our RabbitMQ update, we've moved RabbitMQ 3.7.5 to "Preferred" status. The upgrade was mentioned in last week's NoteWorthy.
The change of status to "preferred" will most likely be noticed by users who use the API to create new database deployments. They automatically get the preferred version if they create deployments and don't specify a version.
This pattern of introducing a minor database upgrade and moving it to preferred at some specified time later is part of a new policy for updates.
With the end of the current cycle of Write Stuff, our incubator for new database writers, coming at the end of this month, we are planning to give the program a break. During the break we will be redesigning how Write Stuff works. Our aim will be to make it a place where writers on database technology can sharpen their skills. We also want make the rewards more appropriate to database users and to create a smoother experience for all participants. We have plans and we'll reveal them as soon as they are ready to go into action.
Last week was a quiet week on in Compose Articles, but if you use MongoDB or PostgreSQL, then Friday's NewsBits will be of interest. That's because the development versions of both databases' next generation have been released, MongoDB 4.0 rc0 and PostgreSQL 11 beta 1.
That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!
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