On 2009-02-20, Ezekiel <somewhere@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "7" <website_has_email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> KDE 4.2 brings the MySQL server to the desktop
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>>> | If you?re using Fedora 10, and are a KDE desktop user, you?ll notice
>>> | that your latest KDE 4.2 update, requires having a local MySQL server
>>> | installed. This is due to Akonadi, part of the KDE PIM packages, that
>>> | now rely on MySQL as a default server, for storing PIM data. Just a few
>>> | months ago, I mentioned the news that Amarok 2 will also use MySQL as a
>>> | default database.
>> They need to get that MySQL installer working properly - when that fails
>> it can take the whole KDE installation with it by bringing up very hairy
>> sounding error messages.
>> IMHO I think they could either fix it or warn users to install MySQL
>> And then it can run smoothly.
> Sounds like needless bloat to me. Desktop users now need a MySQL database
> running on their local machine just to run KDE.... WTF?
...it does seem like remarkable overkill. OTOH, mysql does have as a
redeeming quality the fact that it doesn't expose itself to the
outside world like sql server does.
OTOH, it's not terribly bloated either.
One wonders if there will be an automated backup to go with it.
It's great to run an OS where you have to search Google |||
to find problems rather than experiencing them yourself. / | \