[debian-mysql] MySQL Roundtable at Ubuntu Developer Summit this coming Tuesday

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon May 7 11:59:02 UTC 2012

On 07/05/12 11:57, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Jonathan Aquilina
> <eagles051387 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> If you are wanting a vibrant MySQL + clones community in debian why is clint
>> mentioning dropping it in both.
>> I think one thing that needs to be carefully considered is the % of debian
>> and ubuntu users who use either mysql or one of the clones. Unless Oracle
>> plans to pull the plug on it I dont think its a good idea to drop mysql in
>> either but provide the clones and variants in both ubuntu and debian. Clint
>> can you explain why you would want to drop mysql in upstream debian and
>> ubuntu, instead of just adding the variants and allowing the server admins
>> to have a choice?
> The problem is Oracle no longer publishing any details about security
> updates, these were required for Debian to publish proper security
> updates for stable. Without these, only full updates can be put into
> stable, which I think is against Debian policy/practice.
> The long-term solution might be to move away from MySQL completely,
> but that can't be done by just Debian.
> Olaf
I added clint back in here as this would be useful i think for UDS 
discussion as well. I also added 2 devs Alfredo Kojima and Mike Zinner 
who are oracle employees who work on mysql workbench :)

Firstly Good morning Mike and Alfredo. What is your take about how we 
could rectify the situation about publishing of details of security updates.

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