Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Continuing TCL Development / Beginning Java.

Posted by Bryan Quinn on
As Don says, there will be a framework within ACS 5 for supporting multiple databases.  I, and I doubt I'm alone here at aD, have significant interest in seeing a PostgreSQL version of ACS 5, but not resources.  What I would like to see happen is that we develop a framework, implement it for Oracle, and leave clear directions on how to fill in the Postgres version.  Then as people develop the Postgres implementation we can roll it into the distribution.  I think this strikes the right balance and provides a way for the community to contribute in an open way, but I'm interested in opinions on this issue.

One idea that several people have tossed around is that we might use Postgres as a "default" database when the ACS is installed, with an option to override and use Oracle, or any other database we support in the future.