Some of you may remember a GUI tool named MySQLFront written by Ansgar Becker
, a shareware tool for Windows to administrate a MySQL server
. The development stopped with version 2.5 in September 2002, because Ansgar no longer had the time to further drive the development. About a year later, the name (not the code) was taken over by Nils Hoyer, who started to develop and sell a product
similar in functionality under that name. See this page
(in german) for a more detailed history.
Back then, many people had asked Ansgar to turn his work into an Open Source project, which he declined to do (as it would probably have required even more time to maintain properly than just doing the development all by himself). [Read more...]