Re: [Evolution-hackers] db3 and db4

On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 20:10, Not Zed wrote:
> Any idea what sort of porting effort is required, if any, for db4?

Very little, there is a specific error code and conversion method when
opening an older db that the addressbook already supports.  The pilot
stuff might have to convert too, but I've been told its like 3 lines.

> On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 09:28, Christopher Smith wrote: 
> > On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 13:33, JP Rosevear wrote:
> > > In order to make evolution and evolution-data-server easier to build, we
> > > are trying to cut out the external db3 dependency on a specific
> > > version.  So, I'm planning to import db3 into the tree.  However, Dan
> > > pointed out that we might want to import the latest db4 so that distros
> > > and platforms (for instance netbsd, fink do right now, suse did at one
> > > point) that didn't do this are covered.
> > 
> > In general, I find DB4 to be much nicer. In particular, being able to do
> > things like open and close files inside a transaction is a very nice
> > feature to have. I'd say definitely go to the latest DB4.

JP Rosevear <jpr ximian com>
Ximian, Inc.

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