XML size (was: no subject)

Josh Sled jsled@asynchronous.org
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 18:39:55 -0700

On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 10:36:09AM -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:

| My proposal is to create an "embedded mysql backend" and then make
| that the default.  

I don't think it should be the default; one thing that people like, I
believe, is for application data files to be visible to them.  I think
that in certain applications [custom and small-business], it might be
the default ... but for the "freenix public" distributions, I think the
XML should be the default.

Of course, changing between the two should be just a few clicks away.

| Over time I'd like to remove the XML export
| capability.  Obviously we'll need to retain the XML import capability.

I think there's enough call to not remove [read: always have] the XML
backend [perhaps with some improvements for back-/foreward compatibilty,
as discussed]; I'd rather have it, myself... and I'd rather have it than
some other ascii/transparent format.   When you say "over time", do you
mean "by 1.8" or at some point later?


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