[MVLUG] Correcting some Mythinformation (sorry)
joseph at pfeifferfamily.net
Wed May 2 12:37:53 MDT 2007
Hans Fugal writes:
>No, more of a media center, control by remote sort of setup. Like myth,
>but without the kitchen sink. :) Freevo is written almost exculsively
>in python, I think, and uses external tools like mplayer to do the heavy
>lifting. So it can't do some of the neat things myth can do, but as a
>basic tv media frontend it's not bad.
Have to try it...
>sqlite is very nice. I've used it many a time and it is always nice to
>me. There's no configuration either: just
> sqlite foo.db
Though it's the "embedded in your program" part that I like.
>and you have a database ready for your SQL commands. Access control is
>in the filesystem. Speed is comparable or better than the big boys for
>many uses. Unfortunately there's no easy way to drop sqlite in place of
>mysql for most programs, they have to be designed with database
>portability in mind.
This is something I really don't understand: the whole idea of sql
was supposed to be a universal RDBS language; an application ought to
be able to just connect to whatever server you want (postgresql,
mysql, oracle) and not be db-specific. Didn't work out that way,
though I haven't looked into why...
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