This dbi project looks a little green yet. It doesn't still support nor
mSQL nor Oracle, and it is in beta state. db1 is very old, mature,
tested, dependable and stable. dbi probably needs a lot more of mileage
to get most bugs sorted. It may even turn out to be a failed system,
and get abandoned in a few years.
Also, I think that the db1 interface is already installed by default on
all linux distributions (and it's also present in SunOs 5.7., I don't
know about other Unix, BSD, etc.), while dbi probably is not, and
should have to be installed.
So, when installing webalizer, you would need to install also dbi. This
may be a problem, because some operative system distributions already
include webalizer and they could refuse to include the new version
because they don't want to install dbi for some reason.
Also, such a change would surely require a lot of changes to the code.
You should give very good reasons to justify it.
Now, as an apart, and as a general rule of thumb, systems don't get
implemented just because they're "more portable" or even "better". You
need to give reasons that appeal to the developers, especially if the
system already works good enough. This is my experience, at least. I
didn't want to critizize you, I'm only pointing why your suggerence
will surely not be accepted, not only in webalizer, but in software
projects in general.
--- Marius Popa <jimi_compot@...
> i was thinking if is possible to replace db1 interface
> with something more portable (to other databases) like
> dbi for c
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