Well, I have to say i'm still not 100% convinced by this, but I can't find anyone else objecting to it and so its hard for me to fight against the two dml guys. Also i'm in agreement about 'explict support', i'm just not so much on the code. So i've integrated to master.
What I think needs to follow is:
- A very clear bit of documentation about the mysql situation, including I would suggest:
- That you can use mariadb/percona etc on < 2.6 too
- That the mariadb driver is to improve the compatibility over time, and is recomended if you switch to it
- That you can actually switch between the two db drivers (i'm thinking when people upgrade to latest fedora and their db engine has switch)
- Decisions/thoughts on what db engines we are doing in terms of testing. (This is why i'm not 100%, at the moment mariadb etc claim compatibility, so if there are any differences it is their bug, we're now agreeing to support the divergence). Added David and MD here for that.
Lets do this now, before people start asking in the forums
ps. Eloy only likes it for the name
pps. I realised when I installed mariadb that I had been using percona for months