Thursday, 25 April 2013

Libdrizzle 5.1.4 released!

I've just created a release of Libdrizzle 5.1.4 (the BSD licensed C connector for MySQL servers) which for me is one of the most exciting releases to date.

Not because the amount of features or anything that we have added, in fact this is mostly a minor release with bug fixes.  It is because Brian Aker and I didn't submit the most code for it.  That honour goes to Wim Lewis from The Omni Group who has done a fantastic job fixing up Libdrizzle.

As for the release itself the main fixes revolve around cleaning up code and many fixes to the server-side prepared statement handling.  Behind the scenes Wim has supplied many improvements to the test suite and Brian has setup more platforms to test against in Jenkins.  All this to help improve the code quality of Libdrizzle.

You can download this new release along with older releases from the Libdrizzle downloads page.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

New logo

I recently decided it was time for a change, specifically in the logo I have been using for my online identity "LinuxJedi".  Jett Atwood has done some fantastic work designing a new logo based on the crude rambling ideas I had in my head.
You can check out more of Jett's work on her homepage.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

MySQL and the forks in the road

There's a lot of activity in the MySQL ecosystem currently. I've written an article for The H which takes a look at MySQL and the various forks and spinoffs to give an overview of where MySQL's community and close competition is currently at.