[theforum] weo 2b: to OSS or not?

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Tue Nov 9 11:46:34 CST 2004

David Kaufman wrote:
> William Anderson <neuro at well.com> wrote:
>> David Kaufman wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>> I'll be happy to assist with documenting what WEO does, and
>>> coordiante with Jeff to get a data dump, write a repeatable
>>> migration script, and get it running on MySQL.
>> hasn't this been done already?
> By whom?
> Do you mean recently?  Which part(s) did you think were already done, 
> getting the data, or writing the script and migrating the db to MySQL?

I think he meant getting the data, but there's nothing available 
currently to anyone but Jeff as far as I'm aware.

> I guess it was migrated *to* Microsoft SQL Server (from MySQL?)

 From Oracle.   I imagine that, Jeff being a talented guy, he may 
also have made a few changes to the DB schema - which while nice 
in a textbook sort of way, could performance-wise almost have 
been designed to be as inefficient as possible.  (Full text of 
every article was stored in the same table as all the other 
article-related data.  Not a nice way to treat any DB server.)


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