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From Wolf Halton <>
Subject Re: Request for comments: Community Wiki Services web page.
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:49:27 GMT
On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 6:33 AM, Terry Ellison <> wrote:

> On 08/08/11 02:23, Pedro F. Giffuni wrote:
>> +1 to move to PostgreSQL.
>> It's more work but it's also more portable than the other
>> option that I would have suggested: ZFS.
> Picking up Wolf and Pedro's point.  We used to use PostgreSQL to run the
> forums and I found it an excellent product.  (We migrated to MySQL after Sun
> bought the company and wanted a MySQL logo on every page footer, so made
> this "request".  How times have changed.)
> There are two factors against an early move to PostgreSQL:  (i) The
> MediaWiki cavaets on its use (here <**
> wiki/Manual:PostgreSQL <>>
> and as all experienced Wikipedian's do look at the associated talk page here
> <**wiki/Manual_talk:PostgreSQL<>>;
> this has a couple of interesting references which cookbook the conversion).
>  (ii) The extra work involved. This is not only the D/B migration, but also
> a MW version upgrade 15.1 -> 17.
> To be honest I am uncomfortable doing this as part of this immediate
> "continuity of service" migration.  My suggestion is that if the wiki looks
> as if it is going to have a long term place within  the project then we
> should revisit this as part of an in-service improvement program in, say,
> 6-12 months.
> //Terry

Perhaps, in the case that you want to upgrade the MW version, the database
issue makes sense to revisit.  <humour> Since Apache is not requesting we go
to an Apache-brand database </humour>

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