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Bug in non-Unix BSD versions
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 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 19:34, September 18, 2005.
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 22.214.171.124 09:07, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
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
The Sleepycat free software license appears to be a GPL-compatible copyleft license, no? Perhaps this could be mentioned? --126.96.36.199 17:06, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition
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
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)
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? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:17, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
type of tree?
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 184.108.40.206 (talk) 18:45, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
BSDs & BDB 1.8x
The article currently states:
- The FreeBSD and OpenBSD operating systems continue to use Berkeley DB 1.8x for compatibility reasons;
The ref points to a man page on FreeBSD. No mention of compatibility anywhere. It only verifies that FreeBSD has the old version.
I believe "compatibility reasons" is wrong. It's much more likely that they stick to 1.8x because it's the newest BSD-licensed version. The ones with the Sleepycat licence are copyleft which is not as free as the BSD licence. It's a well-known fact that the (Net|Open|Free)BSD try to avoid license terms more onerous than those of the BSD licence whenever possible.
(Besides, I'm digressing a bit here, but the software came from Berkeley, and the Berkeley Software Distribution tends to distribute software from Berkeley, so there's an inheritance factor at play here.)
(There's a case to be made that they stick with the old version because migrating to a newer version has a different on-disk format and would thus not be compatible though. But I find that unlikely.) --220.127.116.11 (talk) 20:10, 23 November 2015 (UTC)