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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Issues for 2.1.8
Date Wed, 21 Sep 2005 11:57:24 GMT
Nick Kew wrote:
> > >   * mod_dbd is new but is going to be Big and Important :-)  And it's
> > >     descended from a family of modules that have been in production
> > >     for a couple of years.
> >
> > Question; does this require the apr-util features in 1.3?
> 1.2 or higher.
> I should add a little more about it.  It is descended from a family of 
> connection pooling modules built around apr_reslist.  I've been using
> it two years myself, and some *very* big household name sites have been
> using it for some time.  What is new is the apr_dbd/mod_dbd split,
> which was arrived at by discussion here a little under a year ago.
> So, like proxy, cache, etc, it's really a refactoring of existing stuff.
> Oh, and let me repeat: mod_dbd offers the biggest advance in applications
> development since mod_perl gave us the beginnings of LAMP ten years ago!
> Remember the late 1980s, when every PC application came on a huge
> stack of floppies, comprising *mostly* just a bunch of drivers for hundreds
> of different printers?  Database handling in Apache 1.x and 2.0 looks like
> that: every module or application that wants a database has to reinvent
> that wheel - and then reinvent connection pooling on top of it if it wants
> more scalability!

Are you running for office? :)

 Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
           "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."

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