[mythtv] Renewing PostgreSQL support

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jun 21 18:10:01 UTC 2010

On 06/21/2010 02:04 PM, Richard Morton wrote:
> I would expect that mSQL or SQLlite is sufficient for Myth; epecially
> if the clients could be re-engineered to proxy requests to the db via
> the backends.

The (Big Ugly) Scheduler Query is too much for SQLite.  We've done tests 
before and it just couldn't hack it.  It may be possible to make it 
work, but we have enough MySQLisms in the code that it's a lot easier 
just to go to an embedded MySQL--and doing so accomplishes some of our 
long-term goals.  Specifically, it would prevent anyone other than the 
master backend from accessing the database (since embedded mysql is not 
a client/server architecture and allows only single-process access to 
the DB)--meaning all clients would have access to all data via the 
protocol and the master backend would be able to ensure data integrity 
without worrying about clients breaking the data.

I hope to start work on embedding MySQL after 0.24 is released.


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