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Cloud openness contemplated
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I caught some of the keynotes and discussion at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit today, and was particularly interested in the panel discussion on open source and cloud computing. While we are used to hearing and talking about how important open source software is to cloud computing (open source giving to cloud computing), moderator John Mark Walker posed the question of whether cloud computing gives back? The discussion also rightfully focused on openness in cloud computing, how open source might or might not translate to cloud openness and the importance of data to be open as well.

The discussion also centered on some issues regarding open standards and how open is open

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Is there a MySQL New feature request list anywhere?
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Since the time that I’ve been using MySQL I have filed quite a few bug reports. Some of these have been fixed and many of the bug reports are actually new feature requests. While working with MySQL Enterprise Monitor I’ve probably filed more feature requests than bug reports.

That’s fine of course and my opinion of what is needed in MySQL or Merlin is one thing,  yours or the MySQL developers is something else. We all have our own needs and find things missing which would solve our specific problems.

If I have ten feature requests open and only one could be added to the software I’d also like to be able to say: this feature is the most important one for me.

However, it seems to me that there is no easy way in the mysql bug tracker at the moment to group together different types of new

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New TokuDB 2.2.0 feature: more query progress information
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Last spring, we added a feature that allows the user to see the progress of writes in a statement. Vadim liked it. In 2.2.0, in “show processlist”, we add progress information on reads.

Here is an example of what “show processlist” displays on an update:

mysql> show processlist \G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
Id: 1
User: root
Host: localhost
db: test
Command: Query
Time: 7
State: Queried about 1576008 rows, Updated about 197000 rows
Info: update foo set a=9 where a=8

Here is an example of what “show processlist” displays on an insert that requires a query:

mysql> show processlist \G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
Id: 1
User: root
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MySQL features timeline
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I’ve begun a MySQL features timeline which is a quick reference showing as of what version MySQL features were added, changed or removed. The manual tells us this, of course, but I wanted a quicker reference. The list is far from complete as there’s a huge number of features to cover. I’ll continue to improve it and help is appreciated. Send me a quick email saying “feature x added/removed/changed as of version y” and I’ll do the rest. — If someone has already done this, please give me the url so I don’t reinvent the wheel.

MySQL University: New replication features in MySQL 5.1 and 6.0
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This Thursday (May 28th, 14:00 UTC), Lars Thalmann will give a MySQL University session on MySQL Replication: Walk-through of the new 5.1 and 6.0 features. (This session was originally scheduled for May 7th, but had to be put off due to technical problems. Apologies.) Lars is leading the replication and backup teams at MySQL, so this is one of the best opportunities to ask whatever questions you might have about new replication features in MySQL.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page.


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Comment Reply via Email Improvements
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Since opening up the comment reply via email feature to everyone last month we’ve been continuing to improve it. Here are some of changes that have gone in during the last few weeks:

  • Better detection of email auto responders / vacation messages
  • Added a reminder to the bottom of comment notification emails about the reply via email feature
  • Vastly improved support for non-English character sets
  • Fixed a problem that some iPhone users were seeing
  • Improved email address parsing for Blackberry users
  • Fixed cases where signature blocks weren’t being properly removed
  • Better paragraph formatting when parsing comments

And many little tweaks to deal with the oddities of various email clients.


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April Wrap-Up
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In April we introduced Instant Findability, TED video embeds, a springtime theme, a cool new domain, and reply-by-email for comments, now open to all. A pretty busy month, with more awesome features on the way, plus WordCamp San Francisco, on May 30.

If you’re in town or want a reason to be, be sure to register soon. We’ve got a great


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Stats in your time zone
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When we sat down at an Austin cafe in 2005 and wrote the stats system, Matt and I had no idea what we were getting into. He created the databases and drew the little smiley face while I wrote the code. We had milk and cookies. It was really cute. We were naïve!

I swear it was Matt’s idea to store stats data as daily summaries in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), which is why stats days have always ended at odd hours for non-Greenwichians. But even if I seem blameless, I failed to champion your cause soon enough. It is even more my fault than Matt’s.

And so today I present a gift. If you have set your blog’s time zone, your stats reports will honor that setting (in whole hours from -12 to +14). This upgrade is retroactive to the beginning of 2009. It affects all blogs using WordPress.com stats, even self-hosted blogs using the


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Add YouTube and Polls to Comments
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Some of you may have noticed we’ve been experimenting with a new feature in comments here on WordPress.com, namely that you can now embed YouTube videos and PollDaddy polls directly in a comment.

Although shortcodes are great and we’ll continue to support and encourage them for comments the simplest possible interface seemed to be just a URL.

The URL is all you’ll need to include a YouTube video or PollDaddy poll. To try it out copy and paste the permalink for a video or a poll on PollDaddy Answers and put it on its own line in a comment, like enter enter http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1598108/ enter enter. You’ll now have a poll embedded in the comment just like this:

View Poll

(By


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I apparently have_community_features
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Do you have_community_features? I do!

SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES LIKE 'have_community_features';
+-------------------------+-------+
| Variable_name           | Value |
+-------------------------+-------+
| have_community_features | YES   |
+-------------------------+-------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

I am pretty sure this is one of those variables that MySQL has put in as an unused placeholder, but for now, it is not even documented as unused (as are table_lock_wait_timeout, date_format and similarly time_format and datetime_format).

It is undocumented. I cannot find it where it should be, at

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MySQL Use case Competition - When theory meets practice
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MySQL 5.1 is almost ready for prime time, but in the meantime some brave users have already started putting it to work in production environment.

MySQL wants to hear from these intrepid souls. The MySQL 5.1 use Case competition is under way. We want feedback from users who have found a practical usage for 5.1 features, and also from the ones who have met usability challenges.

Two articles have already been published from the competition submissions. One showing

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A day in the docs
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The most recent MySQL server I used in a production environment was a 3.23, so in conjunction with reading the 5.0 sources, I saw fit to reread large parts of the documentation to see where updates had happened, fixes were applied, extensions added. Here are some random clippings from the docs that illustrate quirks, changes from MySQL 3.23 (other than those noted in 3.23->4.0, 4.0->4.1, 4.1->5.0 which we'll give a brief tour of at the end) and differences from the standard. If you recently read the docs, kindly walk on, there's nothing to see here. If  [Read more...]
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