Ensuring continuity and open collaboration

Disappearing test cases or did another part of MySQL just become closed source?

About a week ago I was looking at MySQL 5.5.27, and noticed a curious thing. Despite the fact that the new MySQL release contained its usual share of bug fixes, not a single one of them was accompanied with a test case. Now, let me tell you something about tests. For many years MySQL was […]

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Explanation on MariaDB 10.0

In end of May I told about the numbering plans for the next version of MariaDB in the blog post What comes in between MariaDB now and MySQL 5.6?. We received quite a lot of feedback and criticism on the idea of calling the next version MariaDB 10.0. Here is a little more information about […]

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The Query Cache and Partitions

Like others we were not satisfied with the fix for a bug in MySQL which caused the query cache and partitioning to not work reliably together. The bug, in simple terms, was that if the query cache was enabled and you used partitioned tables and if a partitioned table was using a transactional engine like InnoDB or XtraDB, the query cache could, under […]

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Screencast: The MariaDB Release Process

A screencast about the MariaDB release process. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOsddictJU4 (I recommend watching it in full screen 720p, so you can see the details.) Some links mentioned in the video: The MariaDB homepage The AskMonty Knowledgebase Southeast Linux Fest Buildbot The MariaDB Buildbot The MariaDB Tools project on Launchpad The MariaDB Downloads page The maria-discuss mailing list […]

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Consolidating MariaDB project tools

It is not a secret that we’ve been kicking the tires and playing with JIRA for project management. After using it since the beginning of the year most of us like the feel of it and we’ve decided that it makes sense to start using it more. As you know, the MariaDB project has many […]

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