If you’ve been holding out for that golden opportunity, now’s a great time to get involved in Maatkit.
Until now I haven’t really made a conscious effort to open-source the decision process and get people involved; Maatkit has been largely driven by so-called “real-world needs,” as perceived through my little lens on the world (and emails from the whole Percona team telling me when something’s wrong). I guess I am likely to remain some kind of benevolent dictator, because I created Maatkit and historically I’m the main hacker. But it doesn’t have to stay that way, and the project and users will be better off if it doesn’t.
So I’ve been trying to break out of the rut of just having some little email exchange with people using the tools, and bring things onto the …[Read more]