[Xerte-dev] Re: PHP compatibility

Ron Mitchell ronm at mitchellmedia.co.uk
Tue Oct 15 18:31:14 BST 2013

>(do you just want to stick to using MySQL/MariaDB) or do you need to
support e.g. SQLite (or whatever).<


I think this possibly falls into two categories - essential and desirable



MySQL has always been the requirement and if that now doesn't work on newer
PHP reports of it not installing are going to increase.


Desirable (for some)

On the other hand the one arguably justifiable excuse that the Windows only
IT teams have for not installing on in-house servers is that they don't
support MySQL only MSSQL. e.g. XOT will hapilly run on Windows + IIS but not


Not sure how common the need is for other db's.




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[mailto:xerte-dev-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of David Goodwin
Sent: 15 October 2013 18:13
To: For Xerte technical developers
Subject: [Xerte-dev] Re: PHP compatibility



On 15 Oct 2013, at 18:04, Tom Reijnders <reijnders at tor.nl> wrote:

I understand where you are coming from, and I understand your reasoning. But
I respectfully disagree.

This is just a typical re-factoring which we will be obliged to do from time
to time. No new functionality involved, perhaps new opportunities.

The question is more MySQLi vs. PDO.  Or a more generic approach Like David
Goodwin used for authentication. We don't do anything fancy with the


( See also my previous email) 


I think someone needs to start from stating the requirements (do you just
want to stick to using MySQL/MariaDB) or do you need to support e.g. SQLite
(or whatever).





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