Proposed F19 Feature: Replace MySQL with MariaDB

drago01 drago01 at
Thu Jan 24 11:24:33 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 05:58 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Karel Volný <kvolny at> wrote:
>> >
>> > because resources are limited
>> I´ll have to trust your word.
>> > do you volunteer to maintain and test MySQL?
>> If I find a volunteer, will you continue shipping it?.
>> I smell a proxy war against Oracle for their Oracle Linux efforts,
>> totally politically motivated and with dubious technical reasons. But
>> hey, that´s just me.
> I quote from the feature page:
> "Recent changes made by Oracle indicate they are moving the MySQL
> project to be more closed. They are no longer publishing any useful
> information about security issues (CVEs), and they are not providing
> complete regression tests any more, and a very large fraction of the
> mysql bug database is now not public."
> Do you dispute the truth of any of these statements? If you accept them
> as truthful, do you consider them insignificant? If so, why?

The reply from Andrew renders this moot. If upstream is willing to
maintain MySQL in Fedora then the whole "replace it because it is hard
to maintain" does not make sense. We should either stay with MySQL or
ship both but there is no reason to replace it anymore.

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