[development] Fundamental MySQL changes in Drupal 6 (six)

Karoly Negyesi karoly at negyesi.net
Mon Nov 13 10:46:09 UTC 2006

> I asked a question, sheesh.  

Narrow communication channels. Said question could be read as "hey! you left us out! why?"

> Chill. :-)  All I wanted to know was the 
> reasoning behind the change, since none was provided in the original email.  
> I don't think that's an unreasonable think to ask, given that Drupal 5's 
> MySQL requirements were discussed here on the list.  If "by whenever Drupal 6 
> is released the number of shared hosts running MySQL 4.0 instead of 4.1 
> should probably be low enough that we can get away with it in return for 
> subqueries" is the answer, then fine; please just say that.  (As I've said 
> before, I have no idea what the current deployments are for MySQL 4.0 vs. 
> 4.1.)

There was a reason provided: free support cycle ended and even 4.1 nears its doom so I can reasonable expect everyone to use at least 4.1 and the need for subqueries are immense. Eventually, I hope we can move to 5.0 and move stuff to stored procedures as it should be, just I do not think it'll be Drupal 6. Small moves :)



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