Prebuilt O/S and Drizzle distribution

Asked by George Sheehy on 2011-03-18

Like many I too am concerned abouht MySQL being under Oracle's control so I've been following the Drizzle project for quote a while.

All my computer experence to date has been under the Windows platform so my biggest reason not to try Dirzzle is the lack of Windows availability. I am not suggesting that you create a Windows version (unless that make sence for other reasons) as I assume there are good reasons for it.

What I would like is for someone (on the Drizzle team or in the community) to produce a easy to install distribution of an O/S and Drizzle that could be quickly installed on a spare server (or virtual server if appropiate) by someone like myself.
I am thinking this should be for aa dedicated server so all non-required 'stuff' should be removed from the O/S.

Is this already available?
If not, do you think there is an interest for somethink like this?
I would be willing to help, perhaps by writting some install/operating documentation for others like me (from a Windows Server viewpoint).

Thanks,

George

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Andrew Hutchings (linuxjedi) said : #1

Hi George,

The main reason there isn't a Windows version is pretty much all Drizzle developers are Linux/Unix experts. And it is a lot easier for us to support a POSIX operating system than Windows. That isn't to say we don't want a Windows version and now that we are using technologies like boost a Windows conversion should be easier than it previously was. But right now there isn't really the resources to create one (unless someone in the community wants to step-up).

Right now the pre-release of Ubuntu Natty has Drizzle already in it's repositories. So after an Ubuntu server installation you will simply be able to do "sudo apt-get install drizzle". Right now in the current Ubuntu you would have to add the Drizzle PPA as an extra step.

We also have someone working on an Amazon image to easily install/deploy Drizzle on their cloud.

Is this the kind of thing you were looking for?

Kind Regards
Andrew

George Sheehy (geosheehy-live) said : #2

Andrew, thanks for the quick response.

At this point I am looking for a quick way (without me having to learn a new O/S) to get a copy of Drizzle up and running. Then I will try to porting a number of my applications.

My development platform is Windows based, Visual Studio 2010, MySQL 5.1 using MySQL Connector/NET to access the database. Currently most of my applications are either web based (ASP.NET) with the database server on the same LAN as the Web Server or desktop applications with the database on the local LAN.
I would link there are a lot of software developers out there with similar needs.

A future goal would be testing my applications using a "cloud" environment (Not a big priority right now, but I can see it in the future).

Thanks Again,

George

George Sheehy (geosheehy-live) said : #3

Andrew, thanks for the quick response.

At this point I am looking for a quick way (without me having to learn a new O/S) to get a copy of Drizzle up and running. Then I will try to porting a number of my applications.

My development platform is Windows based, Visual Studio 2010, MySQL 5.1 using MySQL Connector/NET to access the database. Currently most of my applications are either web based (ASP.NET) with the database server on the same LAN as the Web Server or desktop applications with the database on the local LAN.
I would link there are a lot of software developers out there with similar needs.

A future goal would be testing my applications using a "cloud" environment (Not a big priority right now, but I can see it in the future).

Thanks Again,

George

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