In case you've been too busy ratting, mining, or you've been offline training up those long-duration skills, we thought we'd point out that there's a new patch for EVE Online
coming this Tuesday. The patch, called "Boost", is chock full of database fixes from what we've been given to understand. Sadly, the patch notes aren't currently out according to the official thread, or we'd have them for you here.
As to why they're doing such a long downtime this Tuesday, Erlendur S. Thorsteinsson, EVE's Software Director
, jumped out to answer: