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

Mark A. Hershberger mah at everybody.org
Tue Jun 12 12:06:59 UTC 2012

Please tone down the hyperbole (everyone).  I don't want to see our 
nascent efforts at cooperation derailed because of a difference on 

Wikimedia uses MySQL on hundreds of Wikis.  Others use Postgres. 
Citizendium uses Postgres and their developer is a major contributor to 
MediaWiki's PG support.

There are some problems with Postgres support, but we should use this 
opportunity to fix them.


On 6/12/2012 3:40 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> 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?
> Yes.
>> 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.)
> bye,
> //mirabilos

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