I wish more discussion happened on the internals mailing list, but if you’re interested in finding out what’s upcoming/changing in MySQL 5.7, so far the best resources I’ve found are:
I like this “train” development model, but I wonder how it really syncs with the labs releases. Multi-source replication is still against 5.7.2?
The OpenBSD Foundation is raising funds - they’ve got a goal of USD$150,000 (so far they’ve achieved $100,000). A few days ago they had potential trouble keeping the lights on for this secure BSD distribution, and today they’re all set in terms of electricity to power servers and looking for more around project expansion.
If you dig MariaDB, it’s worth noting that MySQL 5.1.73 ships and the MariaDB branch in the ports tree is currently at MariaDB 10.0.7. Previously they shipped MariaDB 5.5.
Donate to keep the lights on for this secure BSD distribution. Many thanks to Brad Smith for packaging MySQL & MariaDB!
FOSDEM happens this year, February 1&2 2014. This year is a special year as it is the 10th anniversary: great content in the schedule, you must pre-register for dinner (lot’s of wonderful Belgian food & drink), and we have a shared booth in the expo hall.
Read more about the event with a wonderful post by Kenny. Again, much thanks to Liz, dim0, Kenny, Frederic for organising the venue, and the sponsors Oracle/SkySQL/Percona.
SkySQL is well represented:
- 13:35-14:05 – MariaDB CONNECT Storage engine – Serge Frezefond
- 15:35-16:05 – SPIDER Storage Engine – Colin Charles, Stephane Varoqui
- 18:05-18:35 – OSM data in MySQL – Hartmut Holzgraefe
- 18:35-19:05 – MaxScale, the Pluggable Router - Massimiliano Pinto, Vilho Raatikka
See you all at the Friday beer event on 31.01.2013!
I was surprised to see that there is a 0.8.4 alpha release of MySQL Proxy released just a few days ago (it has been quiet for more than a year). Download it. Many of the bugs fixed are only referenced in an internal bug tracker according to the changelog. There are still about 83 bugs open in the public tracker. I reckon it is good news since it means its still getting some love from the Oracle MySQL team.
MariaDB is in Debian/unstable now, and its great to see that we already have a Japanese po-debconf translation (in under a month!). The last time I was in Tokyo, Japan we seemed to have great interest in MariaDB, especially with the backing of MariaDB.com/SkySQL investment dollars and the MariaDB Foundation to keep things real.
For me, I’m happy to go back to Tokyo to talk to users about MariaDB. If you’re in the area on Tuesday, 18 February 2013, there is a gathering of MariaDB users in Tokyo. It’s a half day event (1.30pm-10pm), you get dinner and drinks, but the best part is that the co-founders of MySQL, David Axmark and Michael “Monty” Widenius will also be there to present.
So what are you waiting for – go ahead and register, and see you on Tuesday, 18 February 2013. Looking forward to great discussions about MariaDB, MySQL, and more.
Pic is of Monty in Japan in 2007, during the MySQL User Conference Japan
A few things to note recently, amongst MariaDB in distributions.
- Ubuntu keeps MySQL 5.5 despite MariaDB’s success. There’s a lot of reasons for this, but remember the key takeaway here is MySQL 5.5 & the fact that MariaDB wasn’t even in Debian yet when the decision was made.
- MariaDB is now inside of Debian/sid – check out the packages.
- RHEL 7 comes with MariaDB 5.5 as a default; this is a good thing.
Now, from a distribution standpoint, we’re looking at starting to ship 10.0 as well. Distro maintainers don’t want one-way streets (i.e. an upgrade to MariaDB prevents you from going back to MySQL). This is something we have to deal with as more start looking at MySQL 5.6 & MariaDB 10 (think temporal literals as an example).