[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Fwd: Re: MediaWiki patches in Debian.

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Tue Jun 12 07:40:28 UTC 2012

On Tue, 12 Jun 2012, David Gerard wrote:

> On 12 June 2012 08:16, Thorsten Glaser <t.glaser at tarent.de> wrote:
> > MySQL is not a database,
> Er, do you really mean that as you wrote it?


> It is factually the case that MySQL is well-supported in MediaWiki and
> Postgres is barely-supported, and that if you're directing users to
> Postgres *in preference to* MySQL when both are available, you're
> actively steering them wrong.

I don’t believe so. We’ve got a few HUNDREDS of Wikis running on
PostgreSQL, which *is* integrated well into the rest of the systems,
*and* a proper database. (I can provide accurate numbers, if needed,
but a quick guesstimate shows over 200.)

«MyISAM tables -will- get corrupted eventually. This is a fact of life. »
“mysql is about as much database as ms access” – “MSSQL at least descends
from a database” “it's a rebranded SyBase” “MySQL however was born from a
flatfile and went downhill from there” – “at least jetDB doesn’t claim to
be a database”	(#nosec)    ‣‣‣ Please let MySQL and MariaDB finally die!

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