[debian-mysql] [Maria-discuss] MySQL's future in Debian and Ubuntu

Henrik Ingo henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi
Thu Feb 16 09:24:06 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Bjoern Boschman <bjoern at boschman.de> wrote:
> More features even though they only apply to niche user are in general
> nothing bad.

Many DBAs tend to be very conservative and like a less is more
approach, but personally I agree with you. I wish there was fork with
everything: all the features from MariaDB *and* MySQL 5.5. And
Percona, they still have some unique stuff beyond those two, like

> But I don't really get the point of MariaDB grants 5 year GA support
> vs. Percona grants only 2 years. I'd guess that for > 90% of all
> available packages within the Debian project no assured support exists
> at all?

Clearly I was unclear in my previous email. The 2 year support is not
true for any of the alternatives. MySQL gives 5 years (and more for
customers that pay), Percona trails MySQL so they also end up doing 5
years (and more for paying customers). MariaDB also does 5,

So the original statement of 2 years was just not correct.

Why this is important is a good question, however it seems the origin
of this discussion comes from the fact that Ubuntu indeed wants to
support their product, coupled with a feeling that the relationship
with Oracle MySQL makes that goal hard to achieve.

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