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.

Fedora 29 Is Here and MySQL Is Ready

Fedora 29 was released earlier today, and we congratulate the Fedora community on the latest iteration of many people’s favourite Linux distro. Following our tradition of rapidly adding support for new Linux distro versions, we have added the following MySQL products to our official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server (8.0.13 and 5.7.24) Connector C++ 8.0.13 Connector Python 8.0.13 Connector... Read More

Adding Support in MySQL 8 for openSUSE and SLE 15

With the release of MySQL 8.0.13 yesterday, we added support in MySQL 8 for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15, the brand new version of one of the key enterprise Linux distros out there. At the same time, we also introduced support for SLE 15’s community twin, openSUSE Leap 15. So as of yesterday, all MySQL 8 server and client products are available both for SLE and openSUSE 15. Now, with... Read More

MySQL Support for Ubuntu 18.04 and Fedora 28

Last week, Ubuntu released their newest long term support version, Ubuntu 18.04. As of today, we offer 18.04 packages for recent versions of almost all MySQL products, both for manual download and through our APT repos. Congratulations to the Ubuntu community on another solid release, and a special shout-out to our friends over at Canonical: we really enjoy working with you to ensure that... Read More

MySQL 8.0: It Goes to 11!

MySQL has over the years grown into a considerable family of products and components. Years ago, someone running MySQL would typically have a single Server instance. Advanced users might have two and run replication. These days, MySQL is much more of a distributed system, offering advanced replication technology for HA, load balancing, systems for monitoring and backup, modern tooling, and... Read More

MySQL Adds Fedora 27 Support

Fedora 27 is here, and we congratulate the Fedora community on another rev of one of the most popular Linux distros out there. Continuing our tradition of supporting new Linux distro versions from day one, we have added the following MySQL products to our official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server 5.7.20 and 8.0.3 (which is a preview release of the upcoming MySQL 8.0) Connector Python... Read More

MySQL Support for Fedora 26 Is Here

Fedora 26 is scheduled to arrive today, July 11, and we congratulate the highly productive Fedora community on another rev of many people’s favorite distro. We’re continuing our tradition of supporting new distro releases from day one, and Fedora 26 users will find the following MySQL products in the official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server 5.7.18 and 8.0.1 (which is a preview... Read More

Debian 9 and MySQL: Watch Out!

Debian logo by Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (CC-BY-SA) MySQL and Debian 9 “Stretch” Debian 9 (“Stretch”) was released on June 17, and we congratulate the Debian community on another iteration of a central Linux distro. Now, the Debian release team some time ago decided not to ship MySQL as part of the distro, instead replacing it with one of the downstream... Read More

Docker Images for MySQL Cluster

We’re constantly working to improve packaging and distribution of MySQL products. We have official Docker images for MySQL Server and we use Docker images to provide easy to use previews of upcoming and experimental setups and features in our products. Today we’re dockerizing another major product by releasing preview Docker images for MySQL Cluster. In this blog post, we’ll... Read More

Give me a MySQL and Make it Snappy!

MySQL is available for a huge variety of platforms, in a wide range of packaging formats and through many channels. Part of our mission is to keep up with the times by making sure that all MySQL products are available where people expect and need them to be. As part of that we have invested a lot of work in modernizing our Linux packaging and distribution, improving our story on Windows and... Read More