In message <email@example.com>, Brad Knowles writes:
> A thread on news.software.nntp got me checking into this, and now
>I've gotten very curious. From what I can determine, it looks like
>what is integrated into FreeBSD is Berkeley db 1.85 (in
>/usr/src/libc/db), although there is a port for 2.7.7 in
> Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that db 1.85 is
>pretty widely known to be broken in a number of ways (see
><http://www.sleepycat.com/historic.html>), and I'm wondering what it
>would take to get this updated to at least 2.x, if not make the jump
>all the way to 3.x (currently at 3.0.55, according to
Sleepycats license is not FreeBSD compatible :-/
> On a related issue, as another Berkeley alumni, how easy would it
>be for Keith to get committer access to FreeBSD, assuming he wanted
>it (and doesn't have it already ;-)?
For maintaining db ? Sure.
But I understand that the license issue holds up the upgrade to a
newer DB and that Keith has no interest in maintaining the older
version we use.
> Out of curiosity, is there a public list of all the people who
>have commit access to FreeBSD?
Yes, it's in the CVS tree in the file CVSROOT/access and in the
Handbook as well.
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