We are comparing 1.4 vs 1.5 on MySQL vs Postgres and looking for others to share the experience.
P.S. hope this is the right place to ask
so, we don't have any custom themes yet
is there any other concerns?
Postgres vs. MySQL, I would use Postgres if your server doesn't have a UPS & backup power (PG is more tolerent of sudden power failure), and MySQL if it does (it's easier).
we're upgrading to 1.5 next week
-If you're just starting to use Moodle, 1.5 has a whole range of new features, so you'll "miss out" if you install 1.4!
I understand it and we are looking forward to go with 1.5. however it always nice to 'follow' somebody who already using it in production systems
Our University already made a decision to go with Moodle. So we are testing/researching features, modules and comparing different versions of Moodle. The plan is to have Moodle set it up early-mid fall.
I'm testing 1.5 now, but plan to stay with 1.4 through the Fall term and upgrade in Spring.
that was grate explanation Martin
I personally prefer to use Postgres (previous experience and warm feelings to this db)
But we don't' know who exactly is developing Postgres module for Moodle, does it have the same quality of support as MySQL (for example, I had some problems installing Moodle 1.5 on PHP5+Postgres7.4) to evaluate (roughly) how much time we will need to contribute into customizing, updating, fixing bugs, etc
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Everyone helps a bit, but the Catalyst team (Penny, Patrick and me), together with other interested users, keeps the Postgres layer in good shape.
I think there were a few minor issues on 1.5, make sure you test a newish 1.5+, and file any bugs that show up during install.
We develop & test against both Postgres and MySQL. We definitely use Posgres in production, and we did quite a bit of testing of 1.5 installs and upgrades... there were a few last minute changes just before 1.5 did get as much testing as we'd liked.
We just did that about one week ago. Everything seems to work just fine, though we had some problems with the html editor in IE at first, but it had a quick fix(comment out some css behavior) and after it was applied=no problems.
We are running Moodle on an GSX virtual server, version 3.1. The simulated configuration is 2003 server, IIS6,php 5.0.3,MYSQL 4.1 Easy when you can revert to older snapshots if something goes wrong. It's a faster way to do the pre-upgrade backup...
We have our own customized login, using Active Directory because it has to take into consideration that sometimes two users may coexist on two domains simultaneously.
At first I was afraid that the new 1.5 install would break this, but it didn't. Now I just need to make a new "home-university" theme to make faculty even happier.
Thank you for a wonderful upgrade script provided.