Which is the best non-XML data format?

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at telenet.be
Mon Jan 10 10:18:09 EST 2011

On Monday 03 January 2011, Elwood Hunt wrote:
> I would like to use a relational database for storage.  Which of the 3
> (MySql, SqlLite3, or Postgres) is the most stable/reliable for GC 2.4?

That's too early to tell. The code for the sql backends is very new, so we 
don't know much about stability yet other than that all backends were tested 
and found to be stable before releasing. The limited set of devs and testers 
can't test all possible real world scenarios though, so there may well be 
still hidden defects in the code.

Also note that 80% of the sql backend code is shared by the three sql 
backends, so there is only a limited part of the code that could result in 
different stability/reliability experiences.

I would suggest you go with the database backend your are most familiar 
with/prefer most and make regular backups of your data.

>  Any difference between Windows and Linux as far as stability?
There is a known issue with the sqlite3 backend [1] which only affects some 
linux installations.

Other than that, the linux build is generally better tested, since most devs 
work on linux and the windows build is derived from it.


[1] see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=611936

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