[mythtv] Any thoughts about database transparency?

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Jul 7 15:47:37 EDT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-dev-bounces at snowman.net
> [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at snowman.net]On Behalf Of Kevin J. Slater
> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 2:08 PM
> To: mythtv-dev at snowman.net
> Subject: [mythtv] Any thoughts about database transparency?
> Has anyone given thought to how database transparent MythTV is? I
> don't want to
> start a religious war, but was wondering how hard it would be to get Myth
> working with PostgreSQL? (Flame me directly if you must.)

Any database supported by Qt should work.  However, the Myth source would
have to be tweaked to allow for selection of a database driver.  Currently,
the name of the database driver is hard-coded in a handful of places.

>From the Qt 3.1.2 reference documentation:

	 "The currently available drivers are:

	    * QODBC3 - ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) Driver
	    * QOCI8 - Oracle Call Interface Driver
	    * QPSQL7 - PostgreSQL v6.x and v7.x Driver
	    * QTDS7 - Sybase Adaptive Server and Microsoft SQL Server Driver
	    * QMYSQL3 - MySQL Driver

	Note that additional 3rd party drivers can be loaded dynamically. "


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