[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#728347: Bug#728347: Bug#728347: Bug#728347: News about new upstream version of mediawiki

Mark A. Hershberger mah at everybody.org
Fri Dec 27 21:01:29 UTC 2013

On 12/27/2013 03:31 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> But I wish there were some way we could change this problem
> upstream, i.e. make them see supporting a real DB (someone even
> suggested Horracle!) important.

The problem is "addressed upstream" by having people who are interested
in their DB of choice support it themselves.  As a member of the release
management team for MW, I can tell you that we are looking for ways to
make sure non-MySQL DB support doesn't break.

Right now, though, MySQL has paid staff supporting it and other
databases (Oracle, Pg) have volunteers.  This means you're at the mercy
of the volunteer's time and interest.

If there is real interest in making sure Pg is supported, then hopefully
the people who are interested in Pg would at least aid in ongoing
testing of their DB of choice to make sure it doesn't break and writing
bug reports when it does.  This means testing HEAD against Pg
regularly.  It is likely that we could provide you with a test machine
on wmflabs that Jenkins could trigger to run the built-in tests against Pg.

This sort of testing would be invaluable.

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