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New Competition for MySQL’ers
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I hear now about a new competition for the MySQL® Users. The ‘MySQL® 5.1 Use Case Competition’ has been just launched by the Community Team @ SUN|MySQL.

If you submit a MySQL® 5.1 Use Case Report to the Community Team by 31 August 2008 you will have a chance of winning:

  • 1st-3rd prize: A MySQL Conference & Expo 2009 Pass, including a dinner with MySQL co-founder Michael “Monty” Widenius
  • 4th-10th prize: MySQL® Community Contributor T-shirts
  • 11th-20th prize: A Sakila mascot (MySQL®’s pet dolphin)

More information at

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සිංහල, Sinhalese collation
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If you search for Sinhala, a large fraction of the links you'll see point to something written by Harshula "hash" Jayasuriya. Sinhala is a very, very old language, but it's not very well developed on computing platforms. Its script is most often represented in Unicode, but the default Unicode collation table (DUCET) doesn't order its words ("collate") properly. Thus, MySQL didn't order it properly.

To fix that, hash recently submitted a collation implementation to MySQL, based on the Sri Lanka Standards Institution's SLS1134-pt1 document. It seems to be right, judging from our tests, but I would be much more comfortable if it were exposed to more eyeballs. The collation is on its way into the mysql-5.2 tree,

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