When looking back at 2013, one of the things that really stand out is what we’ve done with MySQL in Linux distros. At least it stands out to me, but for most people it’s probably the janitorial work that they never notice as long as everything keeps working perfectly. Although invisible to most, this is the important work that makes it possible for all Linux users to run MySQL.
Most distros are maintained by volunteers doing packaging work in their spare time, and we as software developers should be very grateful for all the work and effort they put into distributing our software (for free!). I know we at Oracle are!
We’ve had a distro-like project of our own in 2013. We have created our own repositories for various Linux distros (I hope to see more in the future), so that users[Read more...]