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Re: database backend for GNATS

From: Andrew Gray
Subject: Re: database backend for GNATS
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 12:58:47 +1000
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Hi Mel,

> I've been working on extending GNATS to support various backend
> datastores. It is my hope that this work can be rolled into
> (or perhaps become the basis for) GNATS 4.1 or whatever the next
> release may be (GNATS 5.0?).

Thanks for doing this work on extending GNATS and making it available.
Unfortunately I have not been committing enough time to GNATS to take
on rolling your work into the next version of GNATS.  I hope that by
stepping down as maintainer I will clear the way for a better new
maintainer to take this on.

> It is my hope that this work will be extended to support
> additional SQL datastores such as MySQL and PostgreSQL.
> I believe that this could now be accomplished without
> expending a great deal of effort. I'm willing to provide
> a template to anyone interested in pursuing this endevour
> to get this work underway.

That sounds good.  Supporting a free software database such as MySQL
may be important in getting the changes accepted, since GNATS is a GNU

Andrew Gray
GNU GNATS Maintainer

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