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Re: Database SIG?



 On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 16:16 +0100, Christopher Brown wrote: 
> 2009/5/11 David Malcolm <dmalcolm redhat com>:
> > Would anyone else be interested in a database special-interest-group
> > within Fedora?  I don't see one at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs
> >
> > I seem to spend much of my time working with SQL these days, and I'm
> > interested in both client-side tools for mucking about with SQL, and
> > with server-side implementations, test suites, plus the more esoteric
> > things like XML and object databases, SPARQL, Tutorial D, etc.
> >
> > So there'd be some overlap with the Server SIG, but there are plenty of
> > GUI tools as well (e.g. openoffice-base, schema visualizers, etc).
> >
> > High-level goal might be to make Fedora the best place to go for someone
> > trying to learn about SQL and relational databases [1], and other types
> > of db.
> >
> > A first step might be to gather a list of interesting open-source
> > database software, and then to package more of it for Fedora.  I've
> > tried looking for such a list, but unfortunately the package database
> > tends to dominate my queries.
> >
> > Anyone else out there?
> 
> I think this is excellent timing. I'm no database guru but with my
> crystal ball I foresee MySQL requiring some form of attention in the
> near future. :)
> 
This may be, though I'm not an expert on the MySQL project/diaspora.
FWIW I've added links to MariaDB and to Drizzle to
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Dmalcolm/DatabaseSoftware#RDBMS ;
but I'm not planning to package them personally.

Should these be packaged yet?  My (personal) opinion here is to defer to
Tom Lane's judgment on these things (MySQL maintainer for Fedora; CCed);
it may be fun to package them, but maybe it's too early?  I guess they'd
have to be separate, parallel installs, I wouldn't want them to
destabilize the main MySQL packages.

Dave


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