[Live-demo] Deprecating MySQL from OSGeo-Live?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 14:28:20 PST 2014

Hi Henry,
For the next OSGeo-Live release, we are looking to deprecate MySQL because:
1. We would like to reclaim the space it uses
2. It appears that Ushahidi is the only application using MySQL, and 
Ushahidi can be configured to use another database
3. PostGIS or Spatialite provide arguably better spatial support than MySQL

I'd like to hear your thoughts on whether you think you can update the 
Ushahidi install script to make use of Postgres or Spatialite instead. 
Can this be done in time for the OSGeo-Live 8.5 release? (By end of 
January 2015)


Cameron Shorter,
Software and Data Solutions Manager
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26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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