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.

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

Giving Red Hat 7 Users a Choice

Red Hat recently released a beta of what will become the next version of their Enterprise Linux. As many people have noticed, Red Hat opted for a forked version of MySQL 5.5 (which GA’d 3 years ago). MySQL has come a long way in those three years, and MySQL 5.6 was released just under a year ago. It has much improved performance, it is easier to manage and it has a boatload of new and... Read More

Fedora 20 Is Here: We Support It From Day One

Today, we congratulate the Fedora community on their newest release. We believe it is a great platform to run the real, official MySQL on, and today we are adding Fedora 20 support in our Yum repos. We have the latest MySQL Server 5.6, the latest 5.7 development release and Connector ODBC ready for you on Fedora 20. Workbench is coming, it just needs a little bit of tweaking first. In addition,... Read More

MySQL Repo News

What’s new in the MySQL Yum repositories A little over a month ago we launched the official MySQL Yum repository. An official repo was a long standing request from the community, and we’ve had it on our list of todos for a long time. We finally got it done, and in the process we modernized and improved our RPMs vastly and hopefully also made life a bit easier for the long suffering... Read More