[development] SQLite and Drupal 7

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Feb 3 18:29:33 UTC 2009

On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:09:11 -0500, Syscrusher <syscrusher at 4th.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 22:39 -0600, Larry Garfield wrote:
>> > 4) Should I just shut up and go back into my corner?
>> Of course not. :-P
> Heartily agreed. Whether or not we adopt chx's suggestions, it is an
> idea worthy of discussion.
> Having a read-only initial conditions database in SQLite also offers us
> the potential for an administrative "reset entire site to defaults"
> option, which could reset all settings but not delete nodes or users (or
> could offer the admin the option of these two things). This would be a
> great last-resort recovery option for confused novices, and it would be
> a fine testing aid for us developers.
> I am not yet ready to say +1 to adopting chx's suggestion, but I'm ready
> to say +1 for discussing it seriously.
> Scott

To clarify, I am not against an SQLite DB as a "Safe mode" fallback, or as an install mechanism.  Those are both definitely worth considering.  It's making a secondary DB required for normal operation that I do not believe is a good idea.

--Larry Garfield

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