MySQL has been criticized for lacking some of the "useful" features like
transactions and rollback present in bigger databases. Work is on-going
on these features in the new 3.23 branch but do you feel that this will
significantly take away from the speed advantage MySQL now enjoys in the
web arena of database work?
Related, how long will it be before 3.23 becomes a stable release?
(yeah, I'm dying to use it in production!)
Is there a significant difference between the queries a web server
database has to handle compared to traditional POS or desktop
applications? (ie. sessions in a web server vs "always-on" desktop apps)
Have you deliberately gone out of your way to make sure MySQL works best
in a web environment?
Embedded databases? Are you interested? Considering the license on
MySQL(pay if you depend on it to sell a product) has the embedded market
attracted any attention? Does MySQL scale down well?
Where do you see MySQL going in the far future? Scaling, zend as an
embedded scripting language?
I remember reading that MySQL isn't the main product of TCX, that it was
created to "fill a need" in the company. Does it have a larger role in
the company now?
How do you keep answering the same questions over and over, or answering
stuff that's blatantly in the manual and still keep your composure on
the MySQL mailing list? ;)
If you can say, has the growth in MySQL usage mirrored to any extent the
growth of Linux, especially in commercial and ecommerce areas normally
the hunting grounds of Oracle and the like?
What OS binaries get downloaded the most from mysql.org?
How will recent announcements from Andover.net affect development?
They'll call the shots for a while as to which direction development
goes? How much influence does money have vs what you see on the
lists/web when it comes to development? (users vs commercial interests..
are they much the same in the end?)
ken at tuatha.org wrote:
> Michael "Monty" Widenius of mysql fame has gotten back to
> me about being interviewed for the ilug website (see
>http://www.linux.ie/Interviews if you don't know what I'm
> going on about).
> Could you please post questions for him to the ilug at linux.ie> mailing list, marked with "Monty Interview" in the subject line
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