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Re: [SLE] How's SuSE 9.1? Any fix for the php/mysql problem?
  • From: Preston Crawford <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 10:49:04 -0700
  • Message-id: <1084556943.5998.32.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 09:51, David Krider wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 11:03, Preston Crawford wrote:
> > I'm a former SuSE user, current Fedora user. I'm thinking of switching.
> > I switched from SuSE to Fedora after 8.2, mostly because I was afraid
> > (after the Novell purchase) that the licensing for SuSE Pro would change
> > abruptly and thus SuSE would be a dead end.
>
> Why would you think that? All the talk on the usual locations were
> surmising that Novell had an opportunity to fill the gap left by Red
> Hat's nonsense, and they've fulfilled all expectations.

Yeah, I guess at the time I thought the opposite. I thought Novell would
go the way of Red Hat. Instead they GPL'd Yast and seem to be heading in
the direction of more openness.

> > This has turned out not to
> > be the case and I'm kind of getting antsy about upgrading every 5 months
> > or whatever with Fedora, so I'm wondering how SuSE 9.1 is? Should I
> > consider it?
>
> Absolutely. Maybe this belongs on a advocacy list, but that's exactly
> why I gave up on Red Hat. Come on back to 2-year support lifetimes.

I'm considering it.

> > Did they fix the problem where mysql isn't compiled as an
> > option with PHP?
>
> I don't know what you mean here. I have a couple of web apps that use
> PHP and MySQL on 8.2.

Yeah, but 9.1 has a problem where this doesn't work. Thus my dilemna.
Aside from the fact that I'd have to order 9.1 and can't buy it in
stores yet, there's the issue of mysql and php not working and yet I
won't those shiny new Gnome apps.

> > And a final question, would it be better to go with 9.0
> > for any reason? Having used Fedora for the last few months I'm loathe to
> > switch, mostly because I've come to really enjoy using newer versions of
> > Gnome, Epiphany and Evolution. So I hate to "downgrade", but I want a
> > stable system and some of what I'm hearing about 9.1 isn't good.
>
> Every review I've seen has given the new release high marks. Nothing
> earth-shattering, but solid. Where are you reading the negative
> comments?

Oh, mainly the bit about php-mysql and some other comments about
slowness. Eventually remedied in the case of the slowness, although I've
seen no resolution to the problem with php and mysql.

> I'm in the same boat as you: I'm all about Gnome apps, specifically
> Evolution, Galeon, and Gaim. If you want true spit-and-polish on your
> Gnome environment, staying with 9.0 with Ximian desktop would be a fine
> choice as well. Me? I can't wait until Evolution 2.0 with XD 3 (or
> whatever it will be). I saw somewhere (can't remember where offhand)
> that Evo 2 will be released this summer. I'm simply hoping that this
> coincides with a new XD release.
>
> Regards,

Wil XD3 work with 9.0? How long is 9.0 going to be supported for
updates? And is there a site somewhere to see what versions of
Evolution, Nautilus, etc. are out there?

Preston


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