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Re: Is Drizzle a developers-only project?
On Jan 2, 2010, at 1:35 AM, Roland Bouman wrote:
> But that means that many users will actually need to obtain particular
> plugins and properly install and configure them. And that's assuming
You should be able to download source for Drizzle, do a ./configure && make && make install and have a useful database. Trimming down plugins is for an advanced user, not a basic user.
Ideally a user would just be using a version of Drizzle from their distribution (or a downloaded binary for OSX and Windows).
> they know which ones they need for their particular scenario.
> Now, assuming the reference documentation for all these plugins
> exists, that still means one needs to read all of it before you know
> what to get and do.
> One of the major challenges will be to make it easy for people with a
> DBA role to get up and running so they can try how it fits their use
> Preferably, without getting trapped in all kinds of build/installation
> issues, and without having intimate familiarity with the "plugin zoo"
> (not meaning this in a derogatory sense, just trying to convey the
> Ideally, 5 minutes of reading should be enough to learn what to
> download for the fairly common use case.
> Another 5 minutes to read up on any details on basic installation/configuration.
> In my experience, it's hard to write something that conveys all you
> need to know in just 5 minutes, but maybe that's just me.
> kind regards,
>> On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 12:58 PM, Brian Aker <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> An intoduction to using drizzle would make for a great paper.
>>> On Jan 1, 2010, at 10:05 AM, Baron Schwartz <baron@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Just to play devil's advocate. Don't hate me :-) Drizzle has a great
>>>> dev community, but I'm just writing to encourage everyone to reach out
>>>> more to users. For example, at the upcoming MySQL conference, I see a
>>>> tutorial "Getting involved in Drizzle Development", and another
>>>> "Drizzle Storage Engine Development. Practical Example with BlitzDB".
>>>> Both sound wicked cool and interesting to about 10 possible attendees,
>>>> 9 of whom are already active committers to Drizzle. Maybe I am
>>>> underestimating the interest in developing Drizzle or developing
>>>> plugins for it, I don't know. But I feel that at some point, there
>>>> has to be an on-ramp for users, not just developers.
>>>> - Baron
>>>> Baron Schwartz
>>>> Percona Inc: Services and Support for MySQL
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> Roland Bouman
> Author of "Pentaho Solutions: Business Intelligence and Data
> Warehousing with Pentaho and MySQL",