Friday, March 23, 2007

mysql-ha-erl trunk, rc-1 on monday

I've imported the new erlang tree into svn.
You can check it out at:

It's still at an early stage, but the slave routine is outlined and the skeleton works fine.
You can test it on just one node if you start two erlang shells with the proper -name parameters.

This tree uses an extended /etc/mysql-ha.conf file. I'll be documenting all this during the next few weeks.

In the meantime, I'll be releasing rc-1 on monday, with an updated Installation Guide.

Happy Spawning!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

an erlang fork and rc-1 comming soon

Hello all,

I'm back from my break, and while rc-1 isn't ready yet, it's really close now, I promise :)
I'm also working on a complete rewrite of the cluster in erlang. My original goal was to have a concrete project to do to learn the language, but now I've seen the light, and I honestly believe the erlang version will be better.

There's no svn trunk for this yet, I'll probably import it before the weekend is over so any interested party can take a peek. At the current rate, I expect a first release of beta quality by the end of march, with no need for ssh or ping, amongst other advantages of using erlang!

Back to the current almost stable tree, I expect to release rc-1 by thursday or friday, and after that, I'll work a bit again on the installer package, upgrade all the docs, etc.

As usual, any testing is welcome. We're now running on Fedora Core, CentOS (and that should mean RHEL, WhiteBox and Scientific) and we're almost there with Ubuntu and Debian.

After all the docs are up to date with rc-1, I'll just wait for any remaining bugs to show up and keep improving distro support (I have my eye on the BSDs too).