supporting mariadb-connector-python as an alternative MariaDB/MySQL driver


I want to use mariadb-connector-python instead of mysqlclient as the MariaDB/MySQL driver. And my uneducated guess is that it shouldn’t be so much of a hassle to implement it in Django core.

Should I open an issue on Trac to discuss about it?

I’m curious - have you tried it?

What benefits does it provide over the current client?

My guess would be that they would like to see an external package implementation first. There’s a general unwillingness to just add things to core without being proven and demonstrated useful/valuable. (For very good reasons, I would add - it’s a position I heartily agree with.)