[conspire] Fun from Oracle, or: is it time to switch from MySQL to Postgres?

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Tue Mar 13 18:50:08 PDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 05:18:51PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> I wrote:
> > Quoting Dire Red (deirdre at deirdre.net):
> > 
> > > For something as simple as BALE is, there's also sqlite.
> > 
> > Yes, if we can do that transition, it definitely wins on KISS grounds.
> I just checked the other part of what I need:  In a pinch, I _can_ type
> raw SQL commands in a barebones ncurses-based query tool like
> /usr/bin/mysql and so on -- but that's a pain with BALE, and a few
> creature comforts go a long way.  Web, ncurses, S-Lang, whatever -- just
> not X11 or anything else requiring that local graphics run on the
> database machine.
> At first, I used a piece of horrific bloatware called phpMyAdmin for
> that purpose that is presumably compatible with all MySQL variants, but
> very soon (years ago) ditched that for Adminer (http://www.adminer.org/), 
> a very fast, small, single file PHP app for managing/editing databases.
> I just checked:  Adminer also works natively with SQLite back-ends.  Win!

I don't like web based back ends for the database.


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