[Python-Dev] Improving bsddb detection in setup.py

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:38:52 -0400

> Robin Dunn & Andrew Kuchling's PyBSDDB3
>     pybsddb.sf.net
> It claims to be a backwards compatible drop in for the default bsddb
> module, supporting back to 1.85.  It's been On My List of things to
> look at for a while now, but I just haven't had time.  I've used
> PyBSDDB3 for some Zope/ZODB work and it seems quite stable.  I'd like
> it to be the default for Python 2.2 if the backwards compatibility
> works out acceptably.

But that requires that you have BSDDB 3, right?  Because of its
licensing, not everybody has it.  So I think it's still a good idea to
have Skip's patch as well.

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