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Canonical Drops CouchDB From Ubuntu One 93

rsk writes "Since the Ubuntu One desktop synchronization service was launched by Canonical it has always been powered by CouchDB, a popular document-oriented NoSQL data store with a powerful master-master replication architecture that runs in many different environments (servers, mobile devices, etc.). John Lenton, senior engineering manager at Canonical, announced that Canonical would be moving away from CouchDB due to a few unresolvable issues Canonical ran into in production with CouchDB and the scale/requirements of the Ubuntu One service. Instead, says Lenton, Canonical will be moving to a custom data storage abstraction layer (U1DB) that is platform agnostic as well as datastore agnostic; utilizing the native datastore on the host device (e.g. SQLite, MySQL, API layers, 'everything'). U1DB will be complete at some point after the 12.04 release."
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Canonical Drops CouchDB From Ubuntu One

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 22, 2011 @01:57PM (#38138390)

    dropped Ubuntu due to unresolvable issues with the way that they handle desktop environment migration. Liking Mint much better. Hope others are able to manage or migrate. Ubuntu is otherwise a very nice OS.

  • Re:Specific Issues (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 22, 2011 @02:06PM (#38138558)

    The only "new thing" is a database abstraction layer that they should have already been using to begin with. Who in this day still writes their software heavily coupled to a single database rather than using a thin abstraction layer?

  • Re:Specific Issues (Score:5, Insightful)

    by BitZtream ( 692029 ) on Tuesday November 22, 2011 @05:26PM (#38141166)

    No, dogfooding is using the stuff you make yourself. It has nothing to do with WHY you made it, HOW you made it or anything else.

    Its simply different than making a product to sell, and then using something entirely different internally. For instance, Microsoft selling Visual Source Safe ... but not actually using it internally for Windows because it sucked so hard. That is not dogfooding.

    The term is 'eating your own dogfood', because you're eating what you made.

    Linus dogfood's Linux for instance.

    WTF is it with you kids fucking up phrases you don't understand. If you don't know what it means or where it came from will you fucking please stop god damn pretending you do. And stop calling all unpatched exploits zero day. They stopped being zero day within 24 hours of creation. After that they are just fucking exploits.

Real Programmers don't write in PL/I. PL/I is for programmers who can't decide whether to write in COBOL or FORTRAN.