[wp-hackers] PostgreSQL port status?
wordpress at tekartist.org
Fri Sep 28 03:29:27 GMT 2007
Last I heard was:
On Sep 04, 2007, at 12:59, Computer Guru wrote:
> The Postgres Port was mostly working (couple of bugs), but well... it
> died off, too.
On Sep 03, 2007, at 22:09, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> Q: Why does WordPress only support MySQL? What about DB abstraction?
> While in theory supporting more databases is better than supporting
> one, in practice we've found focusing on MySQL has a number of
> First, introducing support for databases other than MySQL would
> increase the testing load for all development quite a bit, as
> already the combinations of PHP versions, web servers like Apache,
> Lighttpd, and IIS, and Windows vs Linux cause a number of issues,
> multiplying that by an arbitrary number of database platforms is
> Early on in WordPress' history when DB abstraction was seriously
> considered we noticed packages like AdoDB were bigger than
> WordPress itself, which seemed like a lot of weight for little gain.
> DB independence also requires far more than just dropping in a DB
> abstraction class, as basic assumptions WP makes about things like
> primary keys, indicies, auto incrementing fields, LIMITs, and more
> vary more from DB to DB than a class could support without serious
> code changes.
> Finally, MySQL is ubiquitous and has shown to be fast enough and
> scalable enough for the highest traffic loads, so supporting other
> DBs would not improve the WordPress experience or our popularity
> much. As a feature request it comes of fairly infrequently.
> All that said, every query in WordPress goes through a class called
> wpdb and that class can be replaced with your own by putting a
> db.php file in wp-content. So far this has been used for mysqli
> support and an advanced enterprise DB class called HyperDB, but in
> theory you could use that, and some wicked regular expressions, to
> add support for a MySQL-like database without any core code
On Sep 27, 2007, at 23:02, Anthony Yarusso wrote:
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> I remember a little while ago there was some talk about a PostgreSQL
> version of Wordpress. How is that coming along, and is there a web
> site or separate mailing list where I could follow it more closely?
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