[Mediawiki-l] Using Microsoft SQL instead mySQL

The Gadget Doctor mediawiki at thegadgetdoctor.com
Tue Jan 29 08:43:45 UTC 2008


There is often a lot of resistance to MySQL in corporate environments from
established IT depts who refuse to extend support outside of what they know
and have a knee jerk hatred of Open Source. I've encountered this.

On a wider philosophical note, Sun's recent purchase of MySQL is probably a
good stick with which to fight this tendency!

Gadgetdoctor

On Jan 29, 2008 1:13 AM, Brion Vibber <brion at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> adrian_migacz at eu.irco.com wrote:
> > Has anybody used Microsoft SQL instead of my SQL to setup a wiki?
>
> Someone put together a patch:
> http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9767
>
> However it's probably out of date and you're likely to run into problems
> with both rarer code paths in the main MediaWiki code and many
> extensions. PostreSQL is much more actively supported and still
> experiences many such problems.
>
> My strong recommendation is to just install MySQL and be done with it.
> It's free, and a small installation doesn't take a lot of resources.
>
> -- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
>
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