Not that I don't have many other things to do with my time, but I
think that the refactoring is a good idea, and that someone bringing
the Oracle support up to speed and sustaining it as well would be
Of course, I said this a couple of years ago, and haven't had time to
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:22 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Leons Petrazickis wrote:
I work on the DB2 database server at IBM. In my personal time, I've
written a patch to add DB2 support to MediaWiki. It supports most of
the MediaWiki Database API with some gaps in searching and admin. I'm
involved in launching a site based on the patch and moving another
wiki onto it, so the gaps should be plugged in due time.
I don't have commit access. Could someone help get this committed?
Will you continue to maintain it? I wouldn't like to see it committed once
and then slowly rot. I think you should get commit access, commit it
yourself, and then maintain it into the future.
Maintenance of non-MySQL DBMS code has been a problem in the past, we
really need someone to refactor the common code to Database, move
MySQL-specific code to DatabaseMysql, and generalise the installer and
updater. If you're looking for something to do.
I'm doing some work on the installer frontend, but a DBMS-independent
schema update system (like updaters.inc) would be orthogonal to that.
-- Tim Starling
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