OT: Berkeley databases (was Re: [Mailman-Developers] (More) pristine archives)

Barry A. Warsaw barry@python.org
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 09:42:48 -0400

>>>>> "JCL" == J C Lawrence <claw@kanga.nu> writes:

    >> ObMailman: It would be cool if MM3.0 had a ZODB backend...

    JCL> Agreed.  The ZODB semantics are quite nice, tho cleanly
    JCL> implementing purging (some will wish to never purge) could be
    JCL> interesting.

You mean packing?  One of the reasons for my question on BerkeleyDB is
because I'm working on an autopacking storage based on BerkeleyDB.  I
think it would be a better choice for the back-back-end, although the
insanity of BerkeleyDB on Linux distros might make that problematic.

If we were to go with a FileStorage, then yes, packing is an issue.
Of course, with a Berkeley storage you get all the headaches of
Berkeley maintenance too.

This is still a long ways off, so there's time to think about it.