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Re: MySQL Enterprise - Community split

From: Lukas Kahwe Smith <smith(at)pooteeweet(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Kaare Rasmussen <kaare(at)jasonic(dot)dk>
Subject: Re: MySQL Enterprise - Community split
Date: 2007-01-03 10:58:29
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Lukas Kahwe Smith wrote:
> news.postgresql.org wrote:
>> Kaare Rasmussen wrote:
>>> I hope that this list is OK for rumors/information about competitor 
>>> moves.
>>>
>>> http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2006/12/29/where-to-get-recent-mysql-version/ 
>>>
>>>
>>> It may be old news for others, but at least I didn't know about the 
>>> "Recent Policies" at MySQL.
>>
>> I am in contact with mysql ab community department to get some 
>> clarifications. If you look at the initial announcement from Kaj, it 
>> never discusses anything in the direction of not providing binaries 
>> anymore. In the past MySQL AB was always very keen to get OSS users to 
>> use their binaries to make bug handling easier. Also Windows users 
>> (the bulk of LAMP development is done on WAMP) obviously need those 
>> binaries.  So this is a big issue indeed.
> 
> Ok, the situation is that they are only doing new binaries for the 
> community stuff 4-6 times a year. So there is just a delay with new 
> binaries that will likely result in skipping versions from the 
> Enterprise tree.

official word:
http://www.planetmysql.org/kaj/?p=82

regards,
Lukas

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