[Phpmyadmin-devel] Drizzle compatibility and demo server

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Thu Oct 21 14:09:13 CEST 2010

Michal Čihař a écrit :
> Hi
> Dne Thu, 21 Oct 2010 04:55:19 -0400
> Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> napsal(a):
>> I think that current phpMyAdmin's code is too MySQL-oriented and that
>> this product should remain an interface for MySQL only. Another point is
>> the "My" in phpMyAdmin and the signal it gives to the community.
> Th "MySQL only" has already one problem called MariaDB :-).

The difference being that in our doc we state support for MySQL and we 
don't mention MariaDB.

>> I have nothing against Drizzle but I think that the phpMyAdmin team
>> should remain focussed on MySQL. Anybody can fork the phpMyAdmin's code
>> to take another direction but I certainly do not have free time to be
>> part of this other team.
> We definitely should clearly state what we want to support and what
> not. MySQL, MariaDB and Drizzle still share fair amount of code and
> they all use same binary protocol and quite similar SQL language, so
> they are not that different.
> MariaDB adds some features compared to MySQL (some of that will be part
> of future MySQL releases, but some not), do we want to support these?

Do we have volunteers to support these?
> The most important changes for Drizzle would be actually do disable
> some functions, which are not present there (like the charset/collation
> thing I've pushed to git, though maybe too fast).

I was under the impression that Drizzle avoided the SHOW commands (which 
we use a lot).
> Indeed aiming at full compatibility with Drizzle for 3.4 would not make
> sense and would shift the release too far away. The only thing which
> might make sense is to fix basic functionality, with no official
> support for Drizzle.
> PS: Some changes, which would be needed for full Drizzle support, will
> be as well needed for upcoming MySQL features. Eg. Drizzle
> authentication plugins and MySQL's pluggable authentication system
> (well if that is ever going to be open sourced). But that's definitely
> not something for near future.
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