Forum OpenACS Development: Response to Oracle SE vs. EE

Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
I second Jerry's opinion (both on the client AND on focusing on OpenSource).

AD was bound to always use the newest technologies of Oracle for some reason, which includes using all those cool EE features. It's a shame they did not get to use more 😉.

Honestly, if I remember my conversation with the AD German oracle crack correctly, using EE is not necessary, at least in performance, for the stuff we do with the ACS. It might be more convenient, but not necessary. Therefore I would focus [on the Oracle side] on SE and if someone is interested in doing an EE port (for whatever reason), he should go ahead.

And try to keep the search engine issue seperate from the database. If someone likes a special search engine (e.g. Excalibur or Intermedia), he should be able to use it regardless of the DB (though I'm not sure if you could get and run Intermedia without Oracle). Therefore, getting a search engine connector would be a cool thing to have. But hey, who am I to talk, if I've got not even the slightest clue how to do this 😉