[wp-hackers] PostgreSQL port status?

Stephane Daury wordpress at tekartist.org
Fri Sep 28 03:29:27 GMT 2007

Last I heard was:

On Sep 04, 2007, at 12:59, Computer Guru wrote:
> The Postgres Port was mostly working (couple of bugs), but well... it
> died off, too.


On Sep 03, 2007, at 22:09, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> Q: Why does WordPress only support MySQL? What about DB abstraction?
> While in theory supporting more databases is better than supporting  
> one, in practice we've found focusing on MySQL has a number of  
> benefits.
> First, introducing support for databases other than MySQL would  
> increase the testing load for all development quite a bit, as  
> already the combinations of PHP versions, web servers like Apache,  
> Lighttpd, and IIS, and Windows vs Linux cause a number of issues,  
> multiplying that by an arbitrary number of database platforms is  
> daunting.
> Early on in WordPress' history when DB abstraction was seriously  
> considered we noticed packages like AdoDB were bigger than  
> WordPress itself, which seemed like a lot of weight for little gain.
> DB independence also requires far more than just dropping in a DB  
> abstraction class, as basic assumptions WP makes about things like  
> primary keys, indicies, auto incrementing fields, LIMITs, and more  
> vary more from DB to DB than a class could support without serious  
> code changes.
> Finally, MySQL is ubiquitous and has shown to be fast enough and  
> scalable enough for the highest traffic loads, so supporting other  
> DBs would not improve the WordPress experience or our popularity  
> much. As a feature request it comes of fairly infrequently.
> All that said, every query in WordPress goes through a class called  
> wpdb and that class can be replaced with your own by putting a  
> db.php file in wp-content. So far this has been used for mysqli  
> support and an advanced enterprise DB class called HyperDB, but in  
> theory you could use that, and some wicked regular expressions, to  
> add support for a MySQL-like database without any core code  
> modifications.


On Sep 27, 2007, at 23:02, Anthony Yarusso wrote:

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> I remember a little while ago there was some talk about a PostgreSQL
> version of Wordpress.  How is that coming along, and is there a web
> site or separate mailing list where I could follow it more closely?
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