> Greetings. Some of you may have seen my two-part article on the
> FEDERATED engine a while ago. I learned a lot from exploring how
> the engine works. Much of what I learned I couldn't glean from the
> docs, or the docs contradict or only partially explain.
> Assuming there isn't work under way to make the engine behave as
> the docs say, and it's the docs that should be updated, I'm willing
> to try to fill them out and correct them, if there's interest in
> that. Can someone explain how I should go about this, if so?
The Federated docs are currently in the process of being updated (I
recently extended some of the info, particularly with the CREATE
SERVER extensions added in 5.1. Storage Engines fall under my area of
responsibility (among many others!).
We have no direct contribution agreement in place for the
documentation side (although it is something being worked on), and no
way for you to access and update the documentation directly. However,
feel free to supply me directly with any corrections/enhancements,
and I'll see what I can do. I already have your articles on file as a
Martin MC Brown, Technical Writer
MySQL AB, http://www.mysql.com