All posts by Yngve Svendsen

Yngve Svendsen

About Yngve Svendsen

Yngve Svendsen has been part of the MySQL organization since 2008. Based in Trondheim, Norway, he is Senior Director of MySQL Engineering Services and responsible for Release Engineering, QA and development lab IT services for the MySQL org at Oracle. Back in the mists of time he majored in mathematics before the dot com wave swept him into the devops field, first at the database startup company Clustra Inc. and then for Sun Microsystems. In 2005 he joined the Dark Side by becoming a manager in Sun's Database Group which was merged into the MySQL org when Sun acquired MySQL in 2008.

MySQL in Dockerland

Around 18 months ago, we launched the first MySQL Linux package repos, marking an important milestone in our efforts to modernize and improve the way we package and deliver MySQL products to our user community. MySQL product development had gone through radical improvements in terms of quality, dependability and sheer output, but the way we delivered those products had quite frankly fallen way... Read More

MySQL 5.7.6 DMR: Packages, Repos, Docker Images

We are getting closer to the next major version of MySQL, and yesterday we announced another development milestone release of what will become MySQL Server 5.7. In addition to the announcement blog post itself, more in-depth posts on specific changes and improvements in the 5.7.6 milestone release will appear on the MySQL Server Team blog over the next few days and weeks. We have been busy... Read More

MySQL Server on SUSE 12

When we launched repos for SUSE Linux 11 back in December, we said we would be adding SUSE 12 support as soon as possible, and we are happy to announce that as of last week the repo offers MySQL Server packages for SUSE 12. It did take us a little bit of extra time to get this done, since SUSE 12 represents a major technological leap over the previous version. Among the most important... Read More

Heads up: Going 100% GitHub at the End of January

Hi, all. Just a quick note to let you all know that we completed the move of MySQL Server development from Bazaar to Git some time ago. This means that as of the upcoming, end of January batch of Server releases (5.6.23 and 5.5.42), our official source code hosting moves from Launchpad to GitHub. The Launchpad site for MySQL Server will continue to be available for some time, but 5.6.22 and... Read More

Official MySQL Repos for SUSE Linux

Since we launched the official MySQL repos for Linux a little over a year ago, the offering has grown steadily. Starting off with support for the Yum based family of Red Hat/Fedora/Oracle Linux, we added Apt repos for Debian and Ubuntu in late spring, and throughout all of this, we have been continuously adding more and more MySQL products to each of these repos. The one glaring exception... Read More

MySQL on GitHub

Today MySQL is officially joining the GitHub community, with the launch of a beta GitHub repo for MySQL Server. Why We’re Doing It GitHub has become the place to be for successful open source projects; it has a large and rapidly growing user base, it is robust and fast, and it provides excellent tools for building and supporting vibrant open source communities. All this, plus the... Read More

They’re Here: Official MySQL Repos for Debian and Ubuntu

As we’ve hinted at for some time now, we have been busy preparing some good stuff for our Debian and Ubuntu users. And today we’re delighted to launch our own official MySQL apt repos for Debian and Ubuntu. After working closely with the Debian and Ubuntu communities to make sure that the native MySQL packages in those distros work really well, we have now taken all the valuable... Read More

Congratulations, Ubuntu!

Today, we congratulate our friends at Ubuntu on a great new release, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. As you can see in Mark Shuttleworth’s posting on Google+ from a few weeks back, MySQL has been cooperating closely with the Debian and Ubuntu communities to make sure that MySQL works very well on these platforms, and Ubuntu 14.04 bears the first fruits of those efforts. Out of the gates, Ubuntu 14.04... Read More

Repos and Distros: Upstream and Downstream

When we launched the official MySQL repos back in October, we wanted to achieve a number of things: First, we closed a gaping hole in our distribution on Linux. Some Linux distros do not ship all the MySQL products, and not everyone is able to or always wants to use the distro packages. And the distros naturally focus on stable releases, while some users want to test development releases from... Read More

Utilities! Fresh Utilities! Get Your Utilities Here!

MySQL Utilities is one of those gems that every MySQL user should know about. They simplify and help automate a wide range of tasks and activities that everyone from casual users to seasoned DBAs may need to carry out on their MySQL setup from time to time, all the way from cloning users, copying databases and exporting data to managing replication topologies and failover. This has been on our... Read More