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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] News item: sys-libs/db old SLOT removal
Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 13:14:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] News item: sys-libs/db old SLOT removal by David Seifert
1 On 2021-05-27 00:41, David Seifert wrote:
2 > Furthermore, the Gentoo Base System Team has decided to consider
3 > sys-libs/db a deprecated database backend.
5 Uh? When did that happen? While there is no development happening
6 anymore in old versions, 5.3 is feature complete, stable and a good
7 choice for small setups like a postfix setup with the need for a few
8 lookup tables. It's offering features you don't find anywhere else.
10 As long as 5.3 keeps building... there shouldn't be any need to kill it.
11 It's not even blocking anything because it has no deps.
14 > Other distros such as Fedora have started a gradual phase-out of
15 > Berkeley DB too, given Oracle's strong-armed approach to community
16 > input and their arguably hostile switch to the AGPLv3
17 > ( Furthermore,
18 > Oracle is known to remove critical features from BDB in patch releases,
19 > such as the removal of the client-server architecture and the SQL API
20 > between 18.1.32 and 18.1.40.
22 This paragraph doesn't belong into a news item.
25 --
26 Regards,
27 Thomas Deutschmann / Gentoo Linux Developer
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Re: [gentoo-dev] News item: sys-libs/db old SLOT removal Lars Wendler <polynomial-c@g.o>