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23 April 2009

Downloads for External/Perl Stored Procedures (aka LaunchPad is painfully slow)

It appears that is pretty slow.

So that people can have something to play with, I have transferred files to my own web site.

Presentation files:

Source downloads:

Please don't melt my router.... kthanx.

Minor rant...

There apparently was T-shirts for speakers at the MySQL Conference but a few of us speakers have not received them - it was not clear where to get them from in the conference hall and there was confusion when I asked other speakers when I asked them as they did not know. Well - it seems that there was a conference T-Shirt but it was from the conference hall (which is now all packed up and gone) ... the blue-ticket thing was the thing to use to get it.


Was there a conference T-Shirt last year for speakers?
Perhaps I am just unfortunately busy and I haven't acquired the necessary swag-grabbing techniques.

22 April 2009

(My) Community Contributions to MySQL BOF

I arrived late for this talk yesterday. Don't know what was said before I arrived.
Was working on my presentation, putting on a few finishing touches, during the BoF session.
Asked about WorkLog visibility.
Asked about reviewer availability.

Take away quotations:
"Contributions will be reviewed in reverse order of size (complexity)."
"Contributions will be tracked in bugdb."
"WorkLog will be replaced, maybe."

I created Bug#44398.

A FederatedX related contribution - Bug#29523 was last updated 221 days ago.

My LOCK_open contribution for Storage Engine ::open and ::create, Bug#30051 was last updated 631 days ago.


Brian thinks I should blog this.
I'm tired.

Perl Stored Procedures for MySQL

Files used in conference presentation here: UC2009 presentation

I think todays presentation for Perl Stored Procedures for MySQL was quite successful. The audience was quite engaged and asked questions throughout (yes, I invited questions through the talk). I made sure to mention Eric Herman's Java plugin because even though he didn't get time to submit a talk, the work is noteworthy. Sometimes I worry that my accent may make it harder for people to understand what I was talking about so I tried to talk as clearly as I could. Note to self: I should have a bottle of water on the table for myself the next time I do a talk.

The audience seemed to enjoy the demonstration part of the talk. I think it drew the appropriate amount of chuckles. One attendee said that the demo alone made his day at the conference worthwhile. Compared to last year, I think it was the right decision to split the presentation into one targeting developers wanting to get into the internals and a presentation simply to target end users.

I just hope that the communication with the MySQL/Sun/Oracle community contribution team continues and we can get this work into the main tree where more people can make use of it.

Launchpad Project Repository:
Source and downloadable resources:

21 April 2009

External Stored Procedures for MySQL

Finished my presentation earlier this afternoon. I had a better audience than last year and there was interest in the download URL for the source tarballs so I hope to see people hacking on it soon.

The link to the presentation is here.

There has been lots of good communication with staff from MySQL^WSun Microsystems^W^WOracle so maybe we shall see this code to begin to be integrated soon. In other news, there was the MySQL 5.4 announcement. I'll pull the code and have a play...