Seal cuts loose

MariaDB relocates to GitHub

Lucy Carey

MySQL and NoSQL “missing link” marks development milestone as project migrates into new official home.



MySQL usurping
seal MariaDB marked a new
developmental milestone yesterday with the announcement that, going
forward, the project will be using GitHub and git for source code

According to a
from its warders at the MariaDB
Foundation, the migration will be happening from Launchpad and the
bzr tool. They added that 10.1 server development – which is
currently undergoing heavy duty tooling – will also now take place
over at GitHub. Check here for
all the action.

The move comes after a banner 2013 for the MySQL
fork, which saw the software woo Wikimedia, Fedora and Red Hat away
from the Oracle to the open source offshoot. Recent
which suggests that “the
gravitational pull Oracle exerts on members of the MySQL ecosystem
is diminishing” has been backed up with the adoption of Maria 10 by
Google and Red Hat – and where giants go, smaller players tend to

As Peter Zaitsev noted earlier this year, a big
goal for the RDMS in 2014 will be to carry on introducing new
capabilities in the product whilst also ensuring backward
compatibility with MySQL for those who maintain Linux distributions
– certainly no mean feat.

Ultimately, the project intends to relocate the
10.0, 5.5, 5.3, 5.2, and 5.1 trees to Github, but for now at least,
fixes will continue to go into the 10.0 or 5.5 trees on Launchpad
using bzr.

The Foundation advises that former maria-captains
should now send their GitHub IDs to the maria-developers
mailing list
to ensure they are afforded similar
ranking in the new dev grounds.

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