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mass migration from mysql?

considering the recent changes to the mysql licensing terms, which
meant the php5 team had to adopt sqlite instead into the php5 and drop
mysql stuff from the standard language distro (as i understand
things)... will there be a mass migration now to something like
postgresql?
Jul 16 '05 #1
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Mike Henley wrote:
considering the recent changes to the mysql licensing terms, which
meant the php5 team had to adopt sqlite instead into the php5 and drop
mysql stuff from the standard language distro (as i understand
things)... will there be a mass migration now to something like
postgresql?


Short Answer: No, because that is not what has happened.

This rumour/FUD is spreading around the net like wildfire, here's the truth.

- PHP is NOT DROPING MYSQL SUPPORT.
Traditionally PHP came with bundled MySQL drivers in-built, meaning that
even though your box may have the MySQL client librarys for connection,
PHP would just use its own. This is unnecessary bloat, ans subsequently
PHP will no longer ship with its own MySQL drivers/librarys whatever,
but use the ones installed on the system that came with MySQL.
- SQLite is another PHP 'extra'
SQLite is not a client library used to connect to a big database server.
SQLite is the server. The SQLite library reads and writes directly to
and from the database files on disk, which in this case will be through PHP.

Personally I think this is a GREAT idea, especially for a lots of sites
that require just very simple databases, without the need of using a DBMS.

Grant.

Jul 16 '05 #2

considering the recent changes to the mysql licensing terms, which meant
the php5 team had to adopt sqlite instead into the php5 and drop mysql
stuff from the standard language distro (as i understand things)... will
there be a mass migration now to something like postgresql?


I'm also/more interested to know how the migration from mysql to mysqli is
going to be handled. This seems like register_globals and PHP4.1 all over
again.

Perhaps it is time for PHP to get an officially encouraged native
DB-independent driver interface, other than the likes of PEAR-DB/ADOdb, so
that people take DB-independent coding as the norm.
Martin

Jul 16 '05 #3
Hi!

"Martin Lucas-Smith" <mv***@cam.ac.uk> kirjoitti viestissä
news:Pi**************************************@yell ow.csi.cam.ac.uk...

considering the recent changes to the mysql licensing terms, which meant
the php5 team had to adopt sqlite instead into the php5 and drop mysql
stuff from the standard language distro (as i understand things)... will
there be a mass migration now to something like postgresql?

I have heard that PHP would get a special free license of MySQL.

.... Martin


Best regards,

Heikki Tuuri
Innobase Oy
http://www.innodb.com
Foreign keys, transactions, and row level locking for MySQL
InnoDB Hot Backup - a non-free hot backup tool for MySQL
Jul 16 '05 #4
Heikki Tuuri wrote:
Hi!

"Martin Lucas-Smith" <mv***@cam.ac.uk> kirjoitti viestissä
news:Pi**************************************@yell ow.csi.cam.ac.uk...

> considering the recent changes to the mysql licensing terms, which
> meant the php5 team had to adopt sqlite instead into the php5 and drop
> mysql stuff from the standard language distro (as i understand
> things)... will there be a mass migration now to something like
> postgresql?


I have heard that PHP would get a special free license of MySQL.


They're just dropping bundled MySQL support - so you have to
buikd it against the Mysql libs - mysql support is staying in
Jul 16 '05 #5
Louis-Philippe Huberdeau wrote:
There is no real problem, from the moment you install MySQL, the
libraries are installed, all you need to do is specify where they are
when you compile, it's not really a problem.

Thanks Louis, I'd never have realised that I said that already unless you'd
told me.
matty wrote:


They're just dropping bundled MySQL support - so you have to
buikd it against the Mysql libs - mysql support is staying in

Jul 16 '05 #6

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