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Re: [RFC] Deprecate Berkelety DB filesystem backend

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <stefan.fuhrmann_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2013 03:10:43 +0100

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 9:36 PM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM, Stefan Fuhrmann
> <stefan.fuhrmann_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> > So, we can passively support it for a while from now on and even
> > properly maintain it (bug fixes) without the expectation of that
> > being too costly.
> I think that the costs of continuing to have it around is probably
> higher than you're thinking. This is someone we all spend time on
> having BDB around, dealing with build system support for it, and
> ultimately running the tests before releases. Time spent messing with
> this stuff could be spent on other things.

Good point. However, as along as 1.9 supports BDB at all
(with or without fixes), all 1.9.x releases need to be tested
against BDB. I've no interest in complicating builds and
releases; I simply see no way around it.

> > 1.9 will be supported until 1.11 gets released. IOW, any user still
> > running BDB will get another 3 .. 5 years of official support for
> > those repositories. Given that people like to make changes to their
> > SW infrastructure only if they replace the machines anyway, this
> > would be just the right time frame.
> Unless of course 1.9 comes faster than other versions have.

As a German comedian recently said:
Hope dies last (German proverb) - but it dies ;)

-- Stefan^2.

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