Taking quotes on building LC external for RethinkDB

Mark Wieder ahsoftware at sonic.net
Sat Aug 5 13:39:47 EDT 2017

On 08/04/2017 05:38 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote:
> I have to admit that rethinkdb sounds really interesting - I hadn't 
> heard of it until your posting.
> Might be worth a crowdfunding / donation request to spread the cost; 
> while I don't have a *need* for it, it might be a worthy target for (a 
> small amount) of my optional spending of my 'pocket money' ;-)


<rant continued>
In 2006 all existing database bugs in bugzilla were rolled into one 
omnibus 'revDB review' bug report, and the individual report statuses 
were all changed as 'resolved'. This in favor of 'We will shortly be 
reviewing revDB' for a major rewrite of the database layer.

Had this actually been done anytime in the intervening eleven years, 
adding new database types would be much easier. At some point I tried to 
add mongodb to the engine and eventually hit a brick wall because of an 
incompatibility with the existing library structure (a clash of static 
and dynamic libraries, IIRC)

I realize revamping the database layer is a bigger task than trying to 
shoehorn more database types into the existing bucket, but I think it's 
high time to revisit (crowdfund) this. Otherwise we're just digging 
ourselves deeper into the existing muck.

  Mark Wieder
  ahsoftware at gmail.com

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