[Project_owners] [Fwd: Splitting up Bugzilla on MozDev?]

Philip Chee philip.chee at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 02:48:51 EST 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 18:05:10 +0100, Wladimir Palant wrote:
> Philip Chee wrote:

>> This may be my oracle background showing up, but using views and some clever
>> SQL is a much better approach that what you are suggesting. Of course
>> somebody may just tell me that MySQL doesn't have views.

> Ok, I tell you this: MySQL doesn't have views :)

Aaaack! I was actually joking here!

> Your points would be very valid if we were to develop a new system here. 
>   But we don't, we have Bugzilla already. To implement even the simplest 
> of your suggestions you would have to change lots of code. And you would 
> have to do it all over again every time you install an upgrade. Your 

Not if we submit these patches to mozilla.org and get them accepted :-)

> Btw. using symlinks to access the same table from different databases is 
> an official and supported feature of MySQL 4.0. MySQL is aware of the 
> fact that is has the same table under different names and treats it 
> accordingly 
> (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/symbolic-links-to-tables.html).

Gee, wotahack. Any chance of migrating Bugzilla to postgres?

Philip Chee <philip at aleytys.pc.my>, <philip.chee at gmail.com>
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