[isf-wifidog] MySQL support - shouldn't we skip it?

François Proulx fproulx at edito.qc.ca
Dim 22 Jan 19:23:46 EST 2006

I'd say, don't bother about MySQL .... but let's start porting to  
PDO. MySQL support is also problematic on schema updates .... That's  
the real pain.

So let's NUKE it, but let's work on PDO...

On 22-Jan-2006, at 19:12 , Max Horváth wrote:

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> Jay Smith wrote:
>> I was actually hoping to see more support for mySql.  Most  
>> companies I have worked with in the past 11 years have never heard  
>> of postgres but most of them already have a few mySql databases  
>> around and are more familiar with them.  I would love to see and  
>> would help work toward using the php ADODB or PDO library so that  
>> many database backends could be supported out of the box.
>> I would be interested in hearing what functions Postgres has that  
>> would make coding it for other db's difficult.  Education may be  
>> the answer for me, since my working knowledge of postgres is low.
>> Thanks for listening,
>> Jay Smith
> Jay, you should be talking to Benoit, how you can get started :).  
> Benoit once wrote, he'd support the MySQL code maintainer in  
> telling him what needs to be payed attention to. I'm pretty sure  
> he'd still like to help you ;) ...
> I still rule for "nuke it" unless a working MySQL code has been  
> developed in a given timeframe.
> The main reason is, that we have no maintainer for the MySQL code ...
> The only chance for MySQL I see is, that somebody (you) will jump  
> on maintaining the code.
> And I think, that the timeframe can't be much longer than 6 - 8  
> weeks, because I'd like to see either working MySQL code for  
> WiFiDog 1.0 or no MySQL code in WiFiDog 1.0 at all.
> What do you other guys think of it?
> Cheers, Max!
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