A possible reason to switch to MariaDB could be the Licensing terms. It is known that MySQL AB acquired by Sun Microsystems on early 2008 for $1bn. Sun acquired by Oracle on April 2009. MySQL Enterprise is a commercial product, but MySQL community edition is still available under the GPL license. However, nobody can be certain for the future licensing policy.
windyweather wrote:In reading further than the headlines I find that MariaDB is a dropin replacement for MySQL.
There are no barriers to adoption.
windyweather wrote:It's sort of like going green.
No barrier to entry and it helps the planet. [That is the Open Source EcoSystem, of which we are a part.]
joebyrne wrote:You might want to poll your users here.
Do you want an additional database to be part of XAMPP?
Lucas Malor wrote:XAMPP is not easy to personalize.
Lucas Malor wrote:On Linux it's much better to install softwares separately, since it's more simple to update them or change them if you want to do. But this is a wider problem.
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