Planning for MariaDB 5.6 at the MySQL Conference 2011
A couple of weeks ago we had a Monty Program Ab and MariaDB developers meeting in Lisbon.
MariaDB 5.3 / 5.5 are now almost in beta (the last features will be pushed directly after the MySQL conference) and it was time to start considering what features should be in the next MariaDB release.
The meeting was open to anyone and we were lucky to have several other companies than just Monty Program Ab involved in the discussions!
During the meeting we created a list of features we would like to see in the MariaDB 5.6 release.
Some of the features are already allocated to developers. Others are waiting for developers willing to do the development or sponsors willing to pay for getting things done. If you are interested in doing or sponsoring some MariaDB development, check the list out and assign your name to the features!
This list is still open for new additions until 5.3 / 5.5 is in gamma. (In practice probably a few months). If you think something critical for you is missing, feel free add the things you want to see done. If you can commit to do them, then it's of course even better!
The MySQL users conference 2011 is starting next week. I plan to organize a MariaDB BoF where we can together discuss the plans for 5.6 and collect requests and suggestions. Black drinks and chocolate will be served, so come prepared!
Most of the developers of Monty Program Ab will be at the conference and we will also have a booth so you should have no problem in finding someone to talk to about MariaDB there.
Monty Program Ab is also organizing a MySQL/MariaDB/Drizzle store engine summit. Follow the link if you are interested in attending!
Don't miss my keynote on Wednesday morning! There should be a couple of surprises for everyone in it...
Looking forward to another interesting conference!
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