Proposed F19 Feature: Replace MySQL with MariaDB

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Jan 23 12:45:28 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:55 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> Yeah, 'all the compatibility testing' is something of a vague idea to
> pin down :)

Why can´t Fedora ship both? let users decide whether to use MySQL
Community edition or MariaDB.

After all it isn´t like size is an issue, given the DVD installer and
repos. In fact, F18 ships with both Gnome 3 and the Gnome 2.x fork,
Mate. Why not imitate that approach and add MariaDB "IN ADDITION TO"
not "instead of".

For MariaDB supporters, it´d be a big win "Fedora adds MariaDB to its repos".
However I suspect the objective is to get headlines like "Fedora drops
MySQL for MariaDB" which has other, more political, implications.

I favor freedom, let users decide.

Just my $0.02

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