[mythtv] MySQL, Python and Perl versions
ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Mon Nov 19 16:38:18 UTC 2012
At 2:52 PM +0000 11/19/12, Stuart Morgan wrote:
>On Monday 19 Nov 2012 09:45:01 Daniel Thor Kristjansson wrote:
>> On 11/16/2012 10:38 AM, Craig Treleaven wrote:
>> > MySQL
>> > Docs say "The minimum MySQL version is 5.0.15." 
>> > Hardware profile says 95% of reported users are running v. 5.5 
>> > What is the status of MariaDB and Percona?
>> The minimum is still 5.0.15, later versions are supported.
>> I don't know that anyone has tested MariaDB or Percona.
>I'm using MariaDB 5.5.25 currently. Not through choice but because my distro
>stopped packaging mysql.
>> Longer term we will probably end up just embedding a DB
>> since we don't really want our users to need to become
>> competent DBA's to run MythTV.
>Indeed this has been an ultimate goal for a very long time now.
>> > Perl
>> > I can't seem to find any documentation of minimum, recommended or
>> > supported Perl versions. I'm running with 5.12; apparently without
>> > issues. Available versions seem to range from 5.8 to 5.16?
>> The perl bindings are not actively supported at the moment. We
>> try to keep them from breaking, but for new projects I recommend
>> using the python bindings.
>I'd like to see both maintained, but we've a dwindling number of developers
>with both perl experience and the inclination to work on the bindings. There
>are too many areas of greater importance which demand my attention
>I cannot unfortunately say what the minimums are for the perl bindings. I
>don't know if this has ever been documented.
Thanks for the input. When you say "Not through choice", are there
any particular concerns about MariaDB? (Speed, memory, ...?)
The reason I ask is that I was asked about providing variants to the
MacPorts port so that people who favour a certain db, Python or Perl
version could avoid installing another less-desired version. OTOH, I
can't possibly test with all the combinations so I'm concerned about
allowing too many choices. I was hoping to be told the list was
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