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That’s right, I said InnoDB+, with a “plus” at the end. I didn’t know it existed until, while following some links from Monty’s appeal to save MySQL, I decided to read a Groklaw post that links to Eben Moglen’s letter to the EU Commission, which includes this text:
Innobase could therefore have provided an enhanced version of InnoDB, like Oracle’s current InnoDB+, under non-GPL license, …
I don’t know anything more. Do you?
Yesterday I attended CPOSC 2009. The conference was great. It was very well run, and I liked the sessions. I would definitely attend this conference again, and will recommend that Percona sponsor it next year. I attended the following talks:
- Stop Worrying and Start Monitoring with Nagios (Andrew Libby)
- DRBD, Network Raid, High Availability and General Awesomeness (Brian Gorka)
- MySQL Performance Tuning for non-DBAs (Tom Clark)
- Wonderful Desktop Tricks, and Aesthetics (Seth Jerome)
- Jump Start Django: The Web Framework for Perfectionists with Deadlines (Rob Yates)
- Watching and Manipulating Your Network Traffic (Josiah Ritchie)
And then of course I gave my own talk on Maatkit (slides). I didn’t follow the slides. I took a quick poll of who was interested in learning about making an open-source project that can support a full-time employee, and nobody was, so I skipped that and talked about what the tools can do.
In meta-news, it seemed that a lot of people already knew about Maatkit, and Percona’s name and open-source software (high-performance versions of the MySQL database server, XtraDB storage engine) seemed pretty well known too. Someone asked if Percona can support a MySQL Cluster project that has stalled with another vendor, and I was happy to say we can. Several people complimented Percona’s training, which is really a compliment to Morgan Tocker.
I just adore Google Code. But the default wiki view (a list of pages, sorted by last-modified) is lacking something. Fortunately, it’s fixable. Here’s the before:
And here’s the after:
- Create a wiki page called TableOfContents, or something like that. Using normal wiki syntax, enter links and text for your table of contents. The best way to do this is to use bulleted lists to organize and outline the pages. Keep in mind that we’ll use this same text for the sidebar, so keep it brief.
- Go to Administer/Wiki and enter that wiki page’s name in the “Wiki Sidebar” box. Save the changes.
- Go to Administer/Tabs and enter the same page in the Wiki box. Save the changes.
Now both the wiki “homepage” and the sidebar will contain the page you created. No more ugly list-of-pages. And as you navigate through the wiki pages, the sidebar automatically expands and closes the outline to show where you are.
If you want, you can use a different homepage and sidebar, but I’ve found that it works well for me to use the same page for both. It’s a preference, that’s all.
There’s one more trick I’d like to share: you can add the text
<wiki:toc /> at the top of any page to create a small table of contents for that page. There are ways to customize it — check the documentation for more options.