Joomla Still a long way from addressing Postgresql issues

Posted at 2:52:31 AM in Joomla - CMS (7) | Read count: 2081

I've been working on several projects involving Joomla, all of them with Postgresql as the database backend. The projects include a construction contractor web site, a blog, a dating web site and a model's portfolio web site. None of them are working.

It might not be surprising, but most of the Joomla component and template makers have no interest in addressing the database backend issue. So far, 100% say, use the MySQL backend. No one (and I mean NO ONE) has requested anything to do with the database backend. I've spent several days now working out issues with accent marks and double quotes, not to mention the database types that simply don't exist in Postgresql.

I stayed away from Joomla because of the MySQL backend. I didn't want to use it and I didn't want to learn it. When Joomla 2.5 came out addressing MS SQL and Postgresql, I thought I could finally dive in. I didn't do so until 3.1 thinking at least some providers would be addressing Postgresql by now. Not happening. 

Written by Leonard Rogers on Sunday, July 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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