First Fremont Tarball
The first tarball of the Fremont development branch of Drizzle was created this week, following our tradition of releasing a tarball every two weeks. It includes many experimental things such as the libdrizzle-2.0 separation and the multiple master to single slave replication.
For those wanting the stable release we suggest sticking to the Elliott branch which our GA was cut from. New releases for this will be created much less frequently and will only include bug fixes.
Stewart Smith's work on integrating Xtrabackup into Drizzle has now been merged into Fremont. When installing it will create a binary called 'drizzlebackup.innobase'.
By this I mean the work going into replication of multiple masters to a single slave. Patrick Crews has written the first part of blog post covering the testing of this new feature.
I have written an article for The H Online called 'A migrator's guide to Drizzle' which was published yesterday. For anyone migrating from MySQL to Drizzle this should act as a useful guide. I will also be giving a talk at the 2011 O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo entitled 'MySQL to Drizzle, stress free migration' which will be along similar lines.
FreeBSD support has initially been dropped for Drizzle due to issues we were having with that platform. It may well be coming back soon with the aid of Greg Larkin from FreeBSD who has offered to help get things running again.
If you happen to be in the vicinity of Santa Clara, CA between the 11th and 14th April we have quite a few talks on Drizzle as well as a booth in the expo hall. It is a great opportunity to meet the team behind Drizzle.
As always if you have any feedback or topics you would like me to cover, please let me know.