Drizzle, MySQL

A Month of Milestones

I’m finding myself smiling today. I lay in bed last night thinking about a number of milestones that this month marks for me.

October 15th marked four months since the last time I had a cigarette. I feel good about my chances at remaining smoke-free for the remainder of my life.

October 18th marked one year since I officially began working on the Drizzle project. Although, as Giuseppe can attest to, I had been contributing to Drizzle before October 18th, 2008, that date was the official start. 🙂

I think about how much has been accomplished by the Drizzle community since that time. The Drizzle of October 2008 is barely recognizable now. Monty‘s incredible work on the build system, Stewart‘s continued removal of legacy Unireg code like the FRM files, Eric Day joining the Sun Drizzle team and contributing amazing work on the protocol and client libraries, Monty’s reworking of the plugin system, new datetime (temporal) work, Padraig O’Sullivan‘s enormous contributions in the arena of the INFORMATION_SCHEMA, the optimizer, runtime, replication, and memcached, and an automation system that provides per-commit regression feedback. It’s truly fantastic to be part of a living, breathing, active project with so many special contributors who bring infectious enthusiasm to the world of database development. I’m privileged to be a part of it.

And finally, Tuesday the 28th marked the day that the new transactional replication system hit Drizzle’s trunk. While a ton of work is of course left to be done on the replication system, Tuesday’s code hitting trunk was a big milestone that I’m really happy about.

Anyway, just wanted to share some happiness. Cheers.