[blfs-dev] mysql vs mariadb

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Mon Aug 20 15:46:04 PDT 2012

On 08/21/2012 12:18 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Oracle is not playing nice.
> http://blog.mariadb.org/disappearing-test-cases/
> What do you think about dropping mysql and replacing with mariadb?
>     -- Bruce

I am also not qualified, but as Randy pointed out "MariaDB is an 
alternative, not a replacement for MySQL.", so it is not the same. This 
looks to me like when OpenOffice.org got forked as LibreOffice because 
of Oracle.

Also, as Matt pointed out, most users really don't care about running 
testcases, so I suggest we don't do anything just yet. You can add 
MariaDB as an alternative (new page) to MySQL with proper warnings/links 
and such if you desire so.

If things continue the way like they do now, I guess other distros will 
do something about it. If they decide to drop it or replace it, we can 
follow. But I wouldn't like for BLFS to be an exception just yet or to 
hurry somewhere what could be solved in some time.

Short story: Give it some more time.

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