[Oneiric-Topic] Package Updates

Dave Walker DaveWalker at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 31 09:50:18 UTC 2011

On 31/03/11 00:19, Clint Byrum wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:16:14AM -0400, Ralph Janke wrote:
>>   Isn't it time to use mariadb instead of mysql?
> Could you provide some rationalization of MariaDB vs. the main MySQL
> releases?
> There are a bunch of forks we could consider with varying degrees of
> compatibility with MYSQL.
> Percona (working on packaging)
> MariaDB (available from their own repos)
> Drizzle (in universe)
> Compatible or not, none of these are really MySQL.
> I'd really like to have a good reason before moving to any of these as
> our preferred MySQL service. I don't think MySQL is like Hudson.. Oracle
> seems to be taking good care of it and (for the time being) nothing has
> changed in their approach to community contribution (which has never
> been fantastic anyway).

There seems to be at least some interest in other options.  As Clint 
points out, rational needs to be known in order to make a reasonable 
decision.  I am not familiar with the details of the other mysql 
compatible database options.  If we have a UDS session discussing this, 
we really need the facts available before the session.

I'd like to request that interested people help complete a feature 
matrix on the wiki [0].  Please feel free to add as much information as 
possible.  In this instance, a Feature can also be a negative thing.  
Please add suitable references.

Thanks, your help is appreciated.

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/KnowledgeBase/FeatureComparison/MySQL

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

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