On 09/14/2011 10:46 AM, Dirk Müller wrote:
On Friday 26 August 2011, Bruno Friedmann wrote:
Dirk to be able to (for example) drop
mysql-community version, we need to
test all mysql linked software against mariadb. So first enable a long (I
suspect very long) list of those software. Perhaps there's a hook
somewhere in obs, able to auto-build those deps.
Then test carefully, one by one, to be sure there's no big failure or
regression with mariadb. and notice any changes or optimization needed to
be applied by admins (db conversion etc) in a long readme.
Would be nice to have to support only one. But I've a doubt about the pure
drop'in replacement. It's not like replacing cron by cronie ... There's
user data involved in that case.
If I would follow your steps, then that means that at one particular point in
time we have "certified" that it works. What does that help? how does that
help with any fast moving target like openSUSE Factory where things are
constantly being updated, repackaged, etc?
I think focusing on what is maintainable is more important: What can be fixed
easily when it has a problem? Can we get mariadb developers to priotize fixes
for data loss or critical performance issues?
Can we get that for mysql community server? My guess is that for both the
answer is "nay", which means that we can pick one over the other. I don't
which one, please just make the issue of maintaining a database (and
"supporting" it in the sense of how opensuse is supported) more difficult by
providing multiple flavors of it.
Sorry Dirk, away during a long and stress full week.
I share your vision and feeling especially about the "nay" options :-(
It's yes a question of resources to be able to maintain at least
mysql-community-server & mariadb.
I've the feeling that for not bothering too much our end users/admins we will have to
keep the both
at least for 12.1, no ?
So more and more people can try mariadb as an alternative and give feedback about it.
I especially (without knowing if mariadb has it inside) think about the awfull mix people
now with mysql like tables in different engines format (archives, myisam, innodb, ndb) and
that can be to have a smooth upgrade/changes.
After all you decide, (at least those who made have the power) :-)
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