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MySQL 5.7.6 is out. Be prepared for big changes
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Today Oracle released MySQL 5.7.6 milestone 16. With this, MySQL 5.7 has been in development for over 2 years.
Compared to MySQL 5.6, the changes are quite extensive. The main effort of the team has been focused on speed, with performance reportedly improved from 2 to 3 times compared to previous releases.
A full list of what is new would take too much space here, but I would like to mention some key points:

  • Oracle has …

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Building MySQL 5.7
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The 5.7.5 DMR is now available, and we’ve made some changes to our build system in this one, so I wanted to spend some time discussing how you would now build MySQL.

When we released our April labs release, I wrote about building MySQL with Boost. Now that the first GIS work using Boost.Geometry has passed all the hurdles and landed in …

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How to install Phalcon PHP framework in Ubuntu linux?
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Well, we have all heard about the fastest php framework out there. But how do we install it in a Ubuntu Linux machine.

Default process for any linux setup.


1. First, we need  a few packages previously installed. To install them, issue the distro specific command in your linux terminal.

For Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install php5-dev php5-mysql gcc libpcre3-dev

For Fedora:

sudo yum install php-devel php-mysqlnd gcc libtool


sudo yum install php-devel php-mysql …

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Building MySQL with boost on windows
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As you've probably heard already MySQL needs boost to build.

However, in the good ol' MySQL tradition, the above link does give you only the instructions on how to build it on linux. And completely ignores the fact that there're other OSes too that people develop on.

To fill in that gap, I've compiled a small step by step guide on how to do it on windows. Note that I always, as a principle, build out-of-source.

The typical setup I have is :

bzr clone lp:~mysql/mysql-server/5.7 …

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WebScaleSQL RPMs for CentOS 6
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Looks like this post was rather unclear. See the bottom for how to build the rpms quickly.

WebScaleSQL was announced last week. This looks like a good thing for MySQL as it provides a buildable version of MySQL which includes multiple patches from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter needed by large users of MySQL, patches which have not been incorporated into the upstream source tree.  Making this more visible will possibly encourage more of these patches to be brought into the code sooner.

The source is provided as a git repo at …

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Building MySQL with Boost
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We have a new April labs release that you can download from There are more labs releases. Please try them all, but for now let’s focus on the one called “MySQL GIS, InnoDB R-tree, Parser Refactoring”.

The release contains InnoDB R-trees, the first step of our new GIS implementation, a refactored and faster parser and improved condition filtering cost calculations. You can download and run the binaries just like before, but if you want to build it from source, there are some details you should know. Otherwise you may fail to …

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Oracle introduces new levels of sucking to new versions of old software
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The latest version of Sun Studio, which is a terrible name for something which is a compiler and not an IDE, which has now been re-titled Solaris Studio in an attempt to underscore even more its general uselessness, has added a new antifeature to its installer.

It requires X.

You know one of the things that makes MySQL better than Oracle? You can install it in 5 minutes and you don't have to launch a Java GUI.

You know when it makes sense to launch a Java GUI to install server software?



Jenkins slave running Windows
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When you rely on something like Jenkins to help manage your project, if you don't have a feature regularly tested in it, that feature often bitrots pretty quickly. This was the case for our Windows compile of libdrizzle. It worked months ago, but then some folks tried it recently and, well - not so much with the working. That meant I had to do three things this weekend:


  1. Get the Windows machine that was sitting at my old office powered off and actually plug it in in my new office
  2. Fix the build
  3. Connect that machine to Jenkins


I'm happy to report all three are done, and we now have a Jenkins slave building …

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libdrizzle in Visual Studio
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Thanks to Jobin's work with mingw and getting libdrizzle to compile on Windows at all, I have been able to get it working in Visual Studio natively. The code is in trunk now.

The approach I took, which is how I'm going to approach Windows and Visual Studio for all of our stuff, is to not worry with analogues to things like configure on Windows. Windows is a very different platform from Linux, and there is no need to attempt to duplicate Linux process there. To that end, the goal at least for now will be static VS Solution files and a set of instructions of how to get depends installed so that the Solution can find them. 

I'm excited to start poking at Garrett Serack's …

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libdrizzle - now with windows
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Recently, Jobin took up the mantle of starting to poke at Windows support for Drizzle. We decided that step 1 is getting libdrizzle building on Windows - not to mention we could solve a few systemic "how to go about it" problems on a much simpler codebase.

We decided to go the mingw route - for two reasons.


  1. on windows we wouldn't have to solve the build problem yet
  2. on linux we can cross-compile, and then I can spend less time connecting to a windows machine 


I'm happy to say that the branch implementing …

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