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This encyclopedia article clearly does not have enough lists. I count at least three maybe four paragraphs of prose. Moreover, somebody has really dumbed it down. There are sections that almost sound as if it were written for an audience that included non-programs of MySQL. And definitely, let's nail down that pronunciation. I think we should have a Finnish speaker pronounce it and then include the audio recording. I will volunteer to learn Finnish in furtherance of this task.

Version History Graph[edit]

It might me interesting to include a graph about version history:

--Dveeden (talk) 09:15, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

I would also like to see this here. My only comment is that I feel it is more relevant to the "Community" section than the History section, since it shows the origins of the other distributions. I would suggest changing it so that there is only ever one "hard line" to an ancestor, and multiple soft lines. i.e. Percona Server 5.6 is a hardline to MySQL 5.6, not Percona Server 5.5. MariaDB 5.5 is also a hardline to MySQL 5.5. morgo (talk) 23:34, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I've removed the exhaustive list of MySQL versions as it goes against WP:NOT, and no other major database page that I can find has a list like this. It just doesn't fit on the wikipedia page for the database, and is better served from the MySQL site if it's important information. Any other thoughts on the matter? q (talk) 04:50, 21 August 2016 (UTC)


AliSQL fork currently inherits Alibaba's contribution to WebScaleSQL, which is abandoned now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cvp16 (talkcontribs) 14:32, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure what that means for inclusion in this article, but anything you're writing about needs a reliable secondary source. --McGeddon (talk) 15:28, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Forks vs Branches[edit]

I don't know if it's fair to call projects like MariaDB and especially Percona "forks." If a project continuously creates branches of the original source and modifies that, it is not really a fork, but a branch (or a series of branches). Drizzle was a true fork because it went its own way. MariaDB, with its emphasis on compatibility, seems more like a branch. I watched Monty giving a talk on YouTube (from 2010: where he spends some time emphasizing MariaDB is not a fork, but a branch. Percona is just a series of branches. It's not really an independent fork in any sense. Doorzki (talk) 23:29, 29 December 2016 (UTC)