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“MySQL in Frontier, and Conversant!”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007 4:04:01 PM Replies: 0
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MySQL is now supported by Frontier (the open source version). Took a little longer to settle down than was first expected, but it looks like it's ready for testing in teh real world now.

What's that mean for, uh, me? Well, Conversant is still written on top of Frontier. We'd like to change that. In fact, there's a third party that has expressed some interest in Conversant, but that absolutely requires a migration plan. In plain (but still somewhat techie) English: the first step of any migration plan for moving Conversant from Frontier to another scripting language (Python or Ruby) is to move all of the data to MySQL.

Conversant already has support for non-Frontier databases, but there hasn't been a good connection between Frontier and MySQL until now so there hasn't been any good way to store message and user data in a relational database. That has now changed.

So my next step is to merge the MySQL code from the main Frontier branch into the Conversant branch. Then I'll finish two Twine MySQL modules: one for users, one for messages. When those are done... well, then it's time to start testing Conversant running with MySQL databases. That's exciting!!!

(To be clear: I had nothing to do with Frontier gaining MySQL support. That was done by David Gewirtz.)

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