Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Oct 2004 22:58 UTC
Databases MySQL announced the general availability of MySQL 4.1. Certified by the company as production-ready for large-scale enterprise deployment, this significant upgrade to the MySQL database server features advanced querying capabilities through subqueries, faster and more secure client-server communication, new installation and configuration tools, and support for international character sets and geographic data.
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Wonderful
by Matt on Tue 26th Oct 2004 23:57 UTC

This is truly great. For what I can tell, PostgreSQL has gained a lot of converts lately, but MySQL is still very well entrenched. So, even if you're a Postges fan, you may have a hard time not having to use MySQL sometimes too. Especially if someone else hosts your website or if you use one of the many programs that require MySQL (like mambo http://www.mamboserver.com at least for now). It's hard to justify running multiple DBs, so MySQL being "good enough" counts for a lot. Any advances like subqueries help bring it up to speed are ultimately a good thing for everyone. Way to go!