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 is Ready for Fedora 31

Fedora 31 is out today; another rev on one of the most popular community Linux distros out there. As usual, we support the latest Fedora from day one, and we have added the following MySQL products to our official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server (8.0.18 and 5.7.28)Connector C++ 8.0.18Connector Python 8.0.18Connector ODBC 8.0.18Connector Java 8.0.18Router 8.0.18Shell 8.0.18Workbench... Read More

The Amazing Shrinking Tarball

MySQL has grown over the years, with much richer functionality and indeed support for whole new usage scenarios. However, all this goodness comes along with another kind of growth, namely a considerable increase in the size of the binary distribution of MySQL Server. We’re now taking some quite significant steps to address this. In many cases package size is not really a problem: most... Read More

MySQL is Ready for Fedora 30

Fedora 30 is out today. We congratulate the Fedora community on another rev of their favorite Linux distro. As usual, we support the latest Fedora from day one, and we have added the following MySQL products to our official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server (8.0.16 and 5.7.26) Connector C++ 8.0.16 Connector Python 8.0.16 Connector ODBC 8.0.16 Connector Java 8.0.16 Router... 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