[development] SQLite and Drupal 7 -- let's try this again

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Wed Feb 4 12:58:00 UTC 2009

> It seems I need to make sure that Drupal can pull together itself
> enough to rebuild the missing SQLite database by copying the tables
> from MySQL. And then reload itself in a useable state. This means
> that actually deploy is a lot lot easier than I originally thought.

Yep, that'd be great. But, I'm still iffy on REQUIRING SQLite.

I'd be a lot happier if it was a non-interactive *optional* thing.

  * If SQLite is built into PHP, use it (so, you'd do your function
    exists around relevant pieces of code). Anything we continue to
    build will have to support reading from MySQL in the absence of.
    This would also stop all the whiners who are complaining about
    SQLite without actually understanding the point of it (as well
    as the *very real* lack of support for SQLite in some hosting

  * Since it's a cache, it should probably end up in files/db,
    similarly to files/css and files/js. Likewise, that means it
    should also be deleted when one Clears the cache under the
    Performance page in admin. This, along with your "rebuild
    when it disappears" change, would allow me to continue to
    do my MySQL {system} modifications without the cache getting
    too heavily in the way.

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