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Yesterday I had a good conversation with Monty Widenius (a MySQL founder) about MySQL 5.1. Specifically, about the fact that MySQL 5.1 is not a GA (generally available) release. The problem is that bugs in MySQL 5.1 are not being fixed. Part of the way a bug is deemed critical enough to be worked on is how many people are running into the bug. Monty explained to me that if we ever want MySQL 5.1 to become GA, we need to review the bug list for MySQL 5.1 and for any bugs that you want fixed, put a “me too” in there. Something like “I would use MySQL 5.1 if this bug were fixed” is sufficient.
That’s right. MySQL now has a user group in Paradise. I am always looking into connecting with other MySQL professionals, to share the laughs and tears, and to enjoy what we love working with every day, MySQL. I have always wanted to bring us all together, and I thought that this would have a good chance of doing so.We will be having our first meeting in Mellieha, and please RSVP to me personally via email, westerlund (at) pythian.com if you want to attend.
if you’re just looking for stable, recent, binary MySQL Community release, you might not find it. MySQL offers two out of three — stable and binary Community releases. Not recent, but I think it’s okay to charge for the most up-to-date version. In my experience only about half of the production environments out there have switched to 5.0, and many are running 4.1 and 4.0 still.
Andrew Clarke has published to 104th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs, on Radio Free Tooting, marking LB’s second year. Happy Birthday, LB!
Seems I have turned into a bit of a news source. dbWatch Software sent me a news release on their dbWatch monitoring platform, which looks like it might be an interesting product for those who work in a heterogeneous database environment. Here’s the release.
I was contacted by the folks at MONyog and asked if I would review MONyog. Since using MONyog is something I have been wanting to do for a while, I jumped at the chance. Of course, “jumped” is relative; Rohit asked me at the MySQL User Conference back in April, and here it is two months later, in June. My apologies to folks for being slow. Have a look.
Welcome to the 103rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.
Today I’m doing a presentation at the Toronto Oracle User Group meeting. It’ll be my first time there and I’m really looking forward to it. My session is called Oracle 11g New Features Out of the Box. It went pretty well at Collaborate 08 and I think it will be the right audience at the TOUG meeting.
Usenix 2008 – Automated System Management, by Ã†leen Frisch of Exponential Consulting
From 7:30 – 8:30 pm tonight, Wed. June 25th, in the Berkeley room of the Sheraton Boston, I will be hosting a Birds of a Feather conversation entitled “Pros and Cons of Managed Services”. This will go beyond MySQL and even beyond remote database management, and just deal with the overall pros and cons. Come, share your good and bad experiences, and discuss why managed services may or may not be appropriate for your situation. I will try to take notes at the BoF.