[development] Do not let postgresql hold back great patches

Chris Johnson cxjohnson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 14:40:24 UTC 2007

On Nov 29, 2007 3:03 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2007 5:48 AM, Chris Johnson <cxjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:

> > So unless we actually push the issue of supporting multiple databases
> > as a community, the vast majority of developers will never make the
> > effort.  And with each passing release spent in that mode, the harder
> > it will become to reverse it.  We will end up supporting only one
> > database, MySQL, de facto.
> >
> Very good post Chris.
> This is exactly the problem: those who use Drupal on PostgreSQL must
> be the ones who would resolve the SQL differences, test and debug patches,
> ...etc.
> They are the ones that have a vested interest in it more than the rest
> of us. All of us want a cross platform cross database CMS, but the testing
> work must be done by those who use PostgreSQL.

This is exactly NOT what I meant.  If "all of us want a cross platform
cross database CMS", then we /all/ have to bear some of the burden of
making it so -- not just those second class citizens who use the less
popular database.  Otherwise, we're back to square one again.

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