Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
Also MySQL 5.6 gains some of its speed through [non-Free] commercial
extensions (like e.g. the thread pool).
That's one more reason to NOT ship MySQL in Fedora now that there is an
alternative: It's crippleware!
All of this benefits Fedoras users.
Software intentionally crippled to be able to sell proprietary "extensions"
to it is NOT beneficial to our users!
Besides I don't think excluding a specific piece of software
technical reasons would set a somewhat dangerous precedent. As long as
there are people willing to maintain these packages and the packages
themselves follow all necessary guidelines they should be allowed to do
Just look at how this has been handled with XFree86 vs. X.Org: The
maintainers of XFree86 in Fedora decided to switch to X.Org, so the package
was renamed, rebased to the new upstream and Obsoletes made the migration
automatic and with no hassle at all for our users. Why can't we do the same
Just because some Oracle folks desperately want to keep THEIR version of the
software in Fedora (and the ones who actually would be doing the packaging
haven't even spoken here, nor do they have any experience with official
Fedora packages, as opposed to crappy upstream RPMs which would almost
certainly not pass review as is), we're going to 1. overrule the experienced
Fedora MySQL maintainers and 2. maybe even require the users to migrate
MANUALLY to the recommended solution? Surely that cannot be it! I don't see
why that would be in Fedora's nor its users' interest.
I sure hope you aren't going to propose reviving XFree86 in Fedora!