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From Nick Kew <n...@webthing.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] DBD drivers as DSOs
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:41:57 GMT
On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:12:42 +0000
Joe Orton <jorton@redhat.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 09:49:11AM -0500, Tom Donovan wrote:
> > re: "we don't support out-of-tree DBD drivers"
> > 
> > That's where I completely misunderstood.  I was imagining DBD
> > drivers to be analogous to httpd modules, i.e. static linking a few
> > APR-supplied modules doesn't imply that 3rd-party-supplied dso
> > modules can't be used.
> 
> I can't say whether it was the deliberate intent of those writing the 
> DBD code, but the status quo is that the driver interface 
> (apr_dbd_internal.h) is not part of the public APR-util interface.
> So the status quo is that out-of-tree drivers are not supported.

The intention was that apr_dbd_internal.h should be used by DBD
drivers but opaque to applications.

Is there a better way to express that, that'll properly support
out-of-tree drivers?

-- 
Nick Kew

Application Development with Apache - the Apache Modules Book
http://www.apachetutor.org/

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