Introduce a backward compatible version of 'classic' database plugin
A version of classic compatible with existing 0-8 databases should be re-introduced in libpreludedb. This plugin don't have to support writing to the database as some of the recent IDMEF structure changes make this impossible. It would be interesting to add two new libpreludedb plugin flags: a capability flags (read/write), plus a version flags (classic 0.8/0.9).
#1 Updated by Yoann VANDOORSELAERE about 18 years ago
- Status changed from New to Closed
- Resolution set to wontfix
Backward compatibility on schema modification is possible however since from 0-8 to 0-9 the IDMEF structure evolved a lot, and since frontends are only aware of newer IDMEF version, there is no way to maintain compatibility at this level. Thus making a backward compatibility plugin for 0-8 kind of database is not constructive since frontend won't be able to query theses data anyway.