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Re: [Gnumed-devel] getting closer to a version that "makes sense"

From: Tim Churches
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] getting closer to a version that "makes sense"
Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 06:08:27 +1000
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Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 08:53:30PM +1000, Tim Churches wrote:
>>Um, one thing in favour of pyPgSQl is that it has a reasonable set of
>>unit tests - about 100 from memory. Personally I wouldn't use a database
>>adaptor that doesn't have a minimal set of unit tests,
> Ah, true. Psycopg has more than enough I dare assume. 

Last time we looked, psycopg didn't have any tests at all, which is why
we choose pyPgSQL instead.

> Writing
> and maintaining our own db-api adaptor is a more than trivial
> - that is what I feared.
> And psycopg is packaged for Debian which is another bit in the
> chain of reliability.

I suspect that the baby is in danger of being thrown out with the
bathwater. The problem with pyPgSQL is that the developers aren't very
responsive to emails and seem reluctant to include patches they didn't
write, and they have not rolled up a tarball or made a Windows binary
installer for nearly two years (eg there is no Windows installer for
pyPgSQL for Python 2.4 available). However, the code is being maintained
in CVS - there are commits quite regularly.

So its really just a matter of taking the code from CVS and creating
your own tarball and/or binary installer. That's what we plan to do for
NetEpi in the next two months.

Tim C

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