[mythtv] add support for SQLite?

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Fri Mar 2 23:55:49 UTC 2007

James Chapman wrote:
> Paul Harrison wrote:
>> James Chapman wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I was considering working on support for SQLite but the wiki suggests it 
>>> will never work. Anyone have more details?
>> There was some testing done about a year ago by Isaacs brother looking 
>> at the possibility of using SQLite but the conclusion was it was just 
>> two slow compared to MySQL. 
> Was any work done on integrating it into MythTV? Perhaps there's a 
> branch in svn that would be a good place to start? I don't want to 
> repeat any work that has already been done...
 From what Isaac said I don't think any work was done to integrate 
anything into Myth. The initial test was to get SQLite  to run the main 
scheduler query and to check that the results were identical which was 
done OK but it was considered just too slow to be of any use so the idea 
was abandoned.
> Which functions of MythTV create most load on the database?
I don't really know the answer to this. Possibly anything that queries 
the program table like the EPG or running mythfilldatabase generates 
lots of queries.

Paul H.

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