2010 the year for package builds? [was Re: Is it time to start regression testing yet?]

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Tue Jan 5 16:40:12 PST 2010

On Jan 5, 2010, at 3:52 PM, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2010-1-6 10:38 , C. Florian Ebeling wrote:
>> William Siegrist who looks after the other MP systems was
>> pushing into the direction of MySQL anyway
> I don't remember it that way. He was against adding Yet Another DBMS to
> the server without a good reason. MySQL was simply mentioned as what
> currently runs ports.php, and I don't recall anyone saying that ditching
> it wouldn't be possible. Portmill and (the hypothetical future) MPWA
> should probably use the same back end.
> If there was to be a Grand Unified DB, it would most likely be Postgres
> since that's what runs Trac (and I understand that isn't likely to change).

If you want this system to eventually run alongside the rest of the macports.org infrastructure, you should stick to standard SQL. It would end up being served by postgres most likely. We're moving away from MySQL. 


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