[blfs-dev] mysql vs mariadb

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 16:58:32 PDT 2012

Armin K. wrote:
> 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.

OK!  I guess we should just keep an eye on it for now.

   -- Bruce

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