[Mageia-dev] mysql vs mariadb

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 16:05:32 CEST 2011

On 8 April 2011 16:01, Oliver Burger <oliver.bgr at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> being
> 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
> Oliver

About option 2, can't be dropped at the moment, as e.g. Amarok requires it.

Ahmad Samir

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