[Mageia-dev] mysql vs mariadb

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 8 16:01:45 CEST 2011


last week I was at the fossgis conference and had the opportunity to 
talk to someone from postgresql. Actually she was working for quite 
some time at mysql/sun/oracle and did work there on postgresql as well 
as mysql.

Her opinion is, that mysql isn't dying, it's already dead. (After all, 
what would you expect from someone from postgres?) She told me, that 
at the time, she left Oracle, from the 400 people working on mysql 
there, just 90 were still there with more of them leaving.
Her opinion is, that the future of mysql is Monty's maridb project.

So I'd like to ask you, what you think, we should do?
- package mariadb as an alternative for mysql
- package mariadb nd drop mysql or
- stay with mysql and not package mariadb at all at least for the time 

By the way, if any of my words reads a bi peculiar, the "a" key on my 
keyboard isn't working all the time, so try adding an "a" while you 
read it :D


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