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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu developers met last week in Dallas to make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's features and decided to use LibreOffice for its office suite."
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RE[2]: Comment by polaris20
by Hiev on Mon 24th Jan 2011 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by polaris20"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Exactly, so when are you people going to drop mySQL?

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RE[3]: Comment by polaris20
by pandronic on Mon 24th Jan 2011 15:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by polaris20"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Is MariaDB a drop-in replacement for MySQL performance-wise?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

To answer the maria question:

Yes it is a drop in replacement.

However, the bulk of the development is still going to be done by mysql/oracle. Even they have admitted that. It has some cool improvements, xtradb over innodb, aria over myisam. Switching to use them may make sense in some situations, but many people

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RE[3]: Comment by polaris20
by FunkyELF on Mon 24th Jan 2011 21:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by polaris20"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Instead of dropping one DB for another.... projects should start utilizing ORM's like SqlAlchemy and make their projects database agnostic.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If you use a db agnostic tool ( of which, there are many) you lose the ability to optimise your app to the db and stick another level of performance eating cruft between the app and the db.

Some apps can live with that, others cannot. Choose accordingly.

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