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Bug in non-Unix BSD versions[edit]

The "Bug in non-Unix BSD versions of Berkeley DB" seems odd to me.

First, every program has lots of bugs; Wikipedia is not a bug database, and it seems strange to single out this one -- especially since it's for a specific old version of BDB.

Second, the "(source - first hand experience)" sounds like it would disqualify this content from Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not the place for "new research", and if this bug/workaround isn't documented elsewhere, doesn't that count? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.117.4.242 (talk • contribs) 19:34, September 18, 2005.

No arguments there at all. I've removed it. — mendel  23:02, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

MySQL[edit]

Under programs that use BerkelyDB, mySQL is listing at the top. Is there any corroboration of this? For example on the mySQL page it doesn't say that it's based on BerkeleyDB? dnisbet 22nd Nov 2005

BDB can be used as an external storage engine, and is included. http://dev.mysql.com/doc/internals/en/guided-tour.html mentions it briefly. Also, I've repointed that XA link to the X/Open XA page, http://www.sleepycat.com/docs/ref/xa/xa_intro.html 66.188.220.27 09:07, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Categorization[edit]

All articles should be inserted in their respective categories. If they aren't it is a PitA to get to them. Please try to leave articles without a proper categori inclusion --Mecanismo | Talk 19:57, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Seems like this has been taken care of too. --Jarsyl 06:15, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Copying: Sleepycat license[edit]

The Sleepycat free software license appears to be a GPL-compatible copyleft license, no? Perhaps this could be mentioned? --216.114.171.141 17:06, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition[edit]

How about Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition ? See http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/berkeley-db/je/index.html Nicolas1981 22:26, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Netscape and Sleepycat[edit]

I added a reference/link to an interview with Mike Olson that mentions the interaction with Netscape around 1996, but is unclear on the exact year. I added the "1996" to this article which already included the data point that this was before BDB version 1.85. This in turn roughly corresponds to this BDB version info I found on Oracle's site. Can anyone with more authoritative knowledge/Google-fu corroborate? --Jarsyl 06:15, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Alternatives[edit]

I would like this page to have link to list of alternative to BDB non-SQL/emebed databases like CDB. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.222.158.239 (talk) 12:08, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Compatibility[edit]

I get the impression from various sources that bdb keeps making incompatible changes to the database format. Can anyone confirm/deny this and explain if true why there is no mention of this in the article and if it is true why the hell anyone would use it? 130.88.108.18 (talk) 18:17, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

SQLite API[edit]

11g R2 adds SQLite API. See http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/063695 Roytam1 (talk) 10:06, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

type of tree?[edit]

which type of an tree is a bdb? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.113.41.246 (talk) 12:11, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Nokia N900[edit]

The standard contacts application on the Nokia N900 device uses Berkeley DB, too (I think it's named osso-abook). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.186.99.243 (talk) 18:45, 11 February 2013 (UTC)