I agree with Simson - if You can not even spend USD 200 for the database,
what kind of support and product do You expect.
I have had my MySQL NT version running 24x7 since May, without any problems
I have followed the email-postings since beginning 1999. A majority are
about problems with non-NT setup of MySQL (Solaris, PHP, Access interface,
etc.) - so, it
might not nescessary be MySQL having the problems.
----- Original Message -----
From: Simson L. Garfinkel <simsong@stripped>
To: Ray Akey <rakey@stripped>; <win32@stripped>
Sent: 1. september 1999 22:43
Subject: Re: licensed version
>This attitude is kind of strange. You will not purchase ANY license until
>you are assured that a simple query will compile and run without crashing
>What SQL server do you propose using, then? Do you plan to use Microsoft
>SQL? Velocis? Oracle? Sybase? None of these database vendors will
>with your terms.
>If you are a serious database user, or a serious developer, then the US$200
>cost of the MySQL windows license is a trivial cost compared to the other
>costs of putting together a Windows application. I simply cannot believe
>level of whining over this list with respect to the fact that the
>"shareware" version is out-of-date, compared to the one that you have to
>for. The reason that the shareware version is out of date is that if it
>wasn't, people wouldn't be buying the commercial version.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Ray Akey <rakey@stripped>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 3:41 PM
>Subject: Re: licensed version
>> I agree wholeheartdly, Stefan. Only with win32 or Linux can one get away
>> with this sort of sentiment. When I release a shareware version of an
>> application, the evaluation at least works completely and the API is
>> flawless. If is becomes known that part or all of the API is broken, I
>> that ASAP and put up a new release for download.
>> with regards to mySQL, I will not purchase ANY license until I am assured
>> that at least a simple query will compile (which they do) and run without
>> crashing or dying prematurely (and they do crach, currently, with the
>> evaluation version, no matter if I let the lib create the MYSQL structure
>> if I allocate my own and pass it in).
>> In any case, I'm sure Michael Widenius' doesn't share the sentiment of
>> who are bludgeoning us with, "the licensed version doesn't have those
>> bugs..." If he does then mySQL won't catch on in the win32 platform as
>> as it should. Most users/developers will write it off if it won't work
>> correctly under evaluation. Not all win32 users have *nix like myself
>> others do..
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Stefan Vesterlund <stefan.vesterlund@stripped>
>> To: <win32@stripped>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 1:11 PM
>> Subject: RE: licensed version
>> > I agree with John, the evaluation system is very strange.
>> > I have almost decided not to put anymore effort into the
>> > mySQL evaluation since I get the feeling that letting
>> > people evaluate an old/buggy version is just an excuse to
>> > say: "Get the licenced version and you'll be ok".
>> > Will I really be ok with the licenced version?
>> > I'm not so sure anymore, guess most of the bugs
>> > are still there...
>> > Stefan Vesterlund
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