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Another Idea to Help Foster a Vibrant Community: Please make all bugs public
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Since MySQL recently implemented the following feature request (and discussed here and here) to help foster communication among public bugs and feature requests, and to provide a way to allow the Community to voice whether or not a bug affects them, I decided to file another feature request that I think would even further encourage communication amongst an already vibrant community, and that is to simply:

“Please make all bugs public”


And thanks to the new bugs feature, if you would like to see this

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Awesome to see the MySQL Ecosystem Flourishing
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I just wanted to take a moment and thank, notice, what ever you want to call it, but share some love with all those and all things MySQL.

I read the post Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA! – MySQL Community Reception by Oracle by Oracle MySQL Group and it got me to thinking of how proud I am of (and proud to be a part of) the whole MySQL Ecosystem.

We *should* all celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA! I well remember the 3.22 and 3.23 days, and there were many folks before me already using MySQL!!!

I love to see how it has continued to grow, the ecosystem and all things MySQL, that is. MySQL is better than ever. MariaDB is better than ever. Percona Server is better than ever. You have great Support options with MySQL/Oracle, SkySQL/MariaDB, and Percona as well – not to mention numerous others. I

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How I use twitter to follow the MySQL Community
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Here is a perfect post to read during your holidays :-)
There are many ways to get news on the internet : blogs, rss feeds, facebook, linkedin, twitter…
What I want to talk about here is how I use twitter to follow the MySQL Community and how I stay up to date of the latest news.
I use twitter only for focus on the MySQL news and the MySQL community, that’s why I would like to share this experience with you.

Step 1 : Choose your friends

Q: What is the most complicated with Twitter ?
A: Read all the tweets that we receive every day

Of course it can be complicated and that takes a long long time…
That’s why you must choose who is your best friends carefully.

Except for the MySQL rock stars, I advise you to use TweetStats before to

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Congratulations to all of the 2012 Community Contributor Award Winners!
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I just wanted to take a moment and say congratulations to all of the 2012 Community Contributor Award Winners!

The usual suspects, Baron, Sarah, Gerardo, and Sheeri, each won, and deservedly so. All 4 contribute a great deal to the MySQL Community and ecosystem, and it is very much appreciated.

However, I was especially happy to hear that James Day was also a winner (a name everyone might not be so familiar with). But, having worked with James for 5 years, I really couldn’t say it better than Henrik Ingo already did (in his initial post of this year’s winners), so let me quote him:

“James was nominated for ‘MySQL advocacy and swimming upstream to keep people informed

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SkySQL and MariaDB Consulting Lounge and Solutions Day this Friday
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If you’re attending the conference, be sure to stay the extra day (this Friday) for the SkySQL and MariaDB Consulting Lounge and Solutions Day.

You can register for the Free Solutions Day here (just name, email, company, and country):


And if you’re around that day, there will be a SkySQL and MariaDB Consulting Lounge open all day long, so feel free to stop by and speak directly with the SkySQL and MariaDB Experts.

More about the Consulting Lounge can be found here too.


Thanks to Everyone who has been Sharing info from the Conference!
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I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say thank you to all who have been sharing talks and exciting news from the conference for those of us who weren’t able to attend!

It’s greatly appreciated!

And please keep up the great work.


MySQL Community on Freenode
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I recently posted about how we, MySQL Community Managers, are trying to reach out more to the MySQL User groups and the MySQL Community.
The room has been quiet to far but it is a new room. You can find us in #MySQL_Community & #MySQL_user_groups on freenode.
A few common issues have come out that I have heard before. We as a community can work to address these concerns.
  • List of user groups
  • Few volunteers
  • Difficulty in getting good legit speakers
  • Low attendance
  • Location for meetings
Some of these concerns have been addressed by the community in the past. https://wikis.oracle.com/display/mysql/How+to+run+a+user+group

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MySQL User Group Day on FreeNode !
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As MySQL Community Managers, Dave an myself are always looking for ways to gather feedback on MySQL. 
We want to make ourselves available to you. The current plan is the last Monday of every month Dave and Myself will be on #freenode and join a chat room called MySQL_user_groups. 
We will also try to be available as much as possible in a chat room called MySQL_Community.
You can join us and ask questions or just let us know your opinions. 
We want to hear about everything from your best presentation topics, to the worst. What is the biggest struggle you find with user groups ? How could Oracle help? 

User Group Leadership Summit
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Day three of the User Group Leadership Summit is here and MySQL has continued to have a valid presence from the community as well as the Oracle Team.

George Trujillo introduced MySQL for the Oracle DBA to a very attentive audience.
Ronald Bradford gave a great presentation on why people should use MySQL.
Sheeri Cabral talked on the MySQL Community and user groups. Members of Oracle user groups showed great interest in the MySQL User groups.

So how can I summarize the summit in one line:
Oracle DBA user group members are interested in MySQL and the community!
Exciting upcoming MySQL events
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At the IOUC leaders’ summit in San Francisco this week, key leaders from Oracle, Java and MySQL user groups world wide have been meeting. This has included the key Oracle MySQL resources from the community, marketing and product teams. The Java User Groups and MySQL User Groups have been well represented and there has been very welcoming discussion with the IOUC about how we can become active within the Oracle Community.

There has been key discussions of upcoming and proposed MySQL events including the great outreach by the Oracle MySQL team with existing Open Source conferences this year including Scale, FOSDEM and South East Linuxfest just to name a few.

You can see the upcoming

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Happy Birthday MySQL!
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I suppose the true birthdate could be debated, but from the *Community* perspective, it can be either the 14 or 11 year birthdate for MySQL!

*Unless* of course you are Monty or David, or one of the internal testers/users, for which May 95 may hold slightly more significance

14 Years ago: The Windows [alpha] was released January 8, 1998.

11 Years ago: The first GA version of 3.23 was released in January 2001


Note Monty and David first began working on MySQL in 1994, and the first internal release occurred on May 23, 1995. But, since that was all internal, January works for me.

Happy Birthday MySQL!


Looking for feedback
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We are looking for users of the MySQL Community Edition 5.5 and/or users who tested some of MySQL 5.6  (via the labs.mysql.com).

Have you tested the MySQL utilities ?

Have you tested Cluster ?

What replication topologies do you prefer?

We want to know your thoughts on features and how it has helped you.  Your feedback helps drive the future! Don't be shy ! Please contact me with your feedback.

keith larson
Very Encouraging
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The last day of #OOW is here and MySQL events continue. Even after the big Sting concert last night. I am now sitting in a MySQL Crash Course talk given by Alexander Nozdrin and Dmitry Lenev. The room is packed (~100) ! A poll of the room  showed that the majority here are all new to MySQL. Very encouraging to see the MySQL community growing !
MySQL Resources
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So Sunday & Monday have been great! I was glad to be able to visit and talk with so many people from the MySQL community. While talking with the community, we often directed people to Sheeri's QR tag, which directed them to http://kimtag.com/MySQL. ( She posted about this here. ) This simple page is a great way to get a lot of resources in front of people with very few clicks. I was curious why mysql.com doesn't have something similar so we can help out. So, we made one.
So we took a quick look around and gathered some quick links for you. It is a simple list of resources that can be used to help direct people to top content about MySQL. Hopefully, you all find this page as useful as the QR tag was so far at OOW. You can find the

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Developer Day MySQL - Minneapolis
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Another MySQL Developer Day is available. I will be joining the MySQL team in Minneapolis Thursday, November 17, 2011.

You can register here.
MySQL Developer Day in DC
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Many thanks to all of those from MySQL Community who attended the Washington DC Developer day. We had great questions from a full room of community users and we look forward to any feedback that you might have.
I look forward to the next one ! 

A Warm Welcome to the MySQL Community
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Independent Oracle User Group's (IOUG) President, Andy Flower's article in the latest issue of Oracle Magazine extends a warm welcome to the MySQL community!

Andy outlines a number of ways in which they are collaborating with the MySQL users and community. Here is an excerpt...

IOUG is looking forward to providing a platform for MySQL users to gather virtually and physically year-round. To start, we are helping support local MySQL events, such as OpenSQL Camp in October 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.

But we are most excited to present 120 MySQL educational sessions, given by MySQL users and key industry partners, which will be held at our annual COLLABORATE conference in Orlando, Florida, April 10-14, 2011. Not only will there

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Gerry Narvaja: the Winds Of Change
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For very personal reasons that don’t belong in this article, I decided a few weeks ago that it’s time for me to move on. The year and a half that I worked for Pythian have been a wonderful experience, and this is article is my tribute to this great company.

The MySQL Team

Being able to work side by side with two MySQL experts like Sheeri Cabral and Augusto Bott has been a great experience. I have learned a lot, not only about MySQL, but also about what a great DBA should be like. Both of them are recognized MySQL Community members and regular speakers at the MySQL Users Conference and other events. Sheeri has been named MySQL Community Member of the Year twice in a row. Both are a guarantee of excellent service.

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Log Buffer #166: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs
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This week the Log Buffer is a little more challenging for two reasons: a) Oracle Open World 2009 and b) the controversy around Monty Widenius‘ opposition to Oracle owning MySQL due to the Sun acquisition, so let’s go straight to the articles.

Oracle – Oracle Open World 2009

There is so much material about OOW09, that I’m giving a full subtitle to it.

Let’s start with a quick recap of the keynotes by Scott McNealy and Larry Elison in this article by Andrew Clarke: The return of The Scott And Larry Show. The

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Update: OSS MySQL Monitoring Solution
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Progress on the Open Source enterprise grade MySQL monitoring system;  the schema for Monolith version 2 has been designed. Due to the many suggestions for features and the interest it has received I’ve put this on the front burner. That said, here is some more info on the next steps I’ll be taking.

  • Monitored servers will use a command line agent (called remotely) to pull information from both MySQL and the OS.
  • Historical information will include all values from global status and global variables, as well as CPU/Memory/IO/Disk usage.
  • Standard graphing functions - the ones in the list from the previous post - will gather information from various view tables that contain historical data that is collected from the agent script. User defined graphing will allow you to look at historical values over time for any of the various global status or global variable settings

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Request: What do you want in a OpenSource MySQL Monitoring solution?
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What would you like to see in a free enterprise-grade monitoring system for your daily MySQL needs?I’m rewriting Monolith - MySQL DBA Console from the ground up. This will be version 2 and I would like to get some input from the global MySQL community.So far I am going with the following; comment with any improvements/additions.

  • Variable interval polling of server statistics
  • Over 50 different alerts (see list below)
  • Graphing of various server statistics (see list below)
  • Tuning recommendations with cnf file changes to apply to server
  • Change control documents for recommended performance/security tuning
  • Threshold based alerting with multiple alert groups: info,warn,critical
  • Sorting/ordering of servers via groups. ie: client -> dev,stage,prod
  • RSS feeds for each alert group
  • XML export with user defined fields for external

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Re: Giuseppe?s Talk
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Yesterday, at the meeting with Marten Mickos and the Italian Team of SUN | MySQL in Rome, Giuseppe had a talk about the MySQL® Community.

If you are a newbie and you want to learn more about the fabulous MySQL® Community, please check this page the next week for his presentation!

Yo, don’t forget the MySQL® Magazine Survey:

  • proposal: http://www.paragon-cs.com/wordpress/2008/05/26/mysql-survey-online/
  • update: http://www.paragon-cs.com/wordpress/2008/05/28/mysql-survey-update/
  • take it now:
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    Neighborhoods and Communities
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    Recently I acquired Sesame Street Volume 1, and on the third DVD in the set I came across one of my favorite Sesame Street songs: “Who are the people in your neighborhood?”

    Here’s a sample of one such skit, if you are not familiar with it, or if you want a bit of nostalgia http://youtube.com/watch?v=B9lpUjQvToY (note, play will likely start automatically, so tune your volume appropriately before clicking).

    The refrain is “Who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day!” I live in a city of 34,000 people just 6 miles northwest of Boston, MA. I know exactly one neighbor, across the street, whom we met because I sent my husband over to get her live band to stop playing loud music at her party at 2 am. I do not know many of the local business owners. I do not

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