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Re: MariaDB versus MySQL page


On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:38:33 -0400
Daniel Bartholomew <dbart@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Community Team,
> I'm sending this email to you since this is a wiki page which is not
> pure documentation and it's a page I feel the community team should
> have the final say on, content-wise. I'm also CC'ing the docs team,
> since that's what I do. :)
> Anyway, one of the pages on the wiki that needs some serious updating
> is the MariaDB versus MySQL page:
> http://askmonty.org/wiki/MariaDB_versus_MySQL
> As it currently exists it is an (outdated) version of a Release Notes
> page (with some extra stuff). Is that what we want for this page?
> If so we (or I) will need to come up with a better process whereby it
> always gets updated for each new release. At the very least, the page
> outline needs an overhaul.
> A second option would be to make this page more generic and/or
> not-release-specific which would make it easier to keep up-to-date
> since it wouldn't necessarily need to be updated for each release.
> If we go the more generic route, what type of information should be on
> the page? This page is a good place to talk about philosophical
> differences between the two camps. We could also do something like
> have a table of differences between MariaDB and MySQL. I'm thinking of
> something like this:
> Storage Engines    MariaDB    MySQL
>   FederatedX          Y         N
>   OQGRAPH             Y         N
>   PBXT                Y         N
>   XtraDB/InnoDB       Y         Y
>   MyISAM              Y         Y
>   and so on...
> ...expanded of course to include all sorts of information, not just
> storage engines.
> There is also a third option: We could nuke it from orbit. It's a
> drastic solution, but if anyone feels we should do this, let me know.
> In closing: I'm interested in hearing what you (and others) think the
> future of this page should be.

Thanks for thinking of this, Daniel. You're right, this page is an
historian's wet dream. A current events person ... not so much.

My personal preference would be to fold any basic, simple elements into
the "MariaDB" wiki page, ensure that page always points at current
release notes, and nuke this page.

IOW, a section for the MariaDB page that discusses how MariaDB relates
to MySQL, and then a "Be sure to read the Release Notes for a
comprehensive list of features added to MariaDB that are not present in
MySQL," reminder.

Let's see how others vote.


kurt von finck


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