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Re: MariaDB finally in Debian officially (Fwd: Debian 8 "Jessie" released)


----- Original Message -----
> Hello!
> Debian 8 "Jessie" has been released to today. It is the first official
> Debian release that ships with MariaDB (it has MariaDB 10.0.16 and
> MySQL 5.5.42). MariaDB client for C (the LGPL version) is also
> included. 

> Release notes[1] state that in Debian 9 only one MySQL
> variant will be shipped.

Is this driven by the complexity of maintaining two concurrent variants and/or maintenance effort and/or other factors?

> Hopefully the decision will tip towards
> MariaDB.

What will make this decision easier when Debian 9 comes around?

> The MariaDB "request for packaging" issue[2] was opened in
> bugs.debian.org in 2010. I started doing MariaDB packaging for Debian
> in 2013. The path here has been long and I am glad that this milestone
> is finally reached.

Thanks Otto for making this possible.

FYI, travis-ci testing in development, https://github.com/openquery/mariadb-server/blob/travis-ci-10.0/.travis.yml
Probably could do something for packaging tests here. Build/test time is limited to 50 mins so its probably too much of
a stretch to get packaging and content tests in the same package. Build time is only about 5 mins.

Daniel Black, Engineer @ Open Query (http://openquery.com.au)
Remote expertise & maintenance for MySQL/MariaDB server environments.

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