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December 5, 2006

Observations from Watching MySQL Source Code Commits

A few week ago we switched kruckenberg.com over to a new server. With the move I lost all of my procmail filtering rules which were responsible for automatically moving incoming mail to various folders on the server (mail must be filtered on the server so my Blackberry and webmail will get the same filtering).

Anyhow, one of the things I'd been sticking into a folder and looking at occasionally (meaning once a year to purge) is the messages from MySQL source commits. Anyone can subscribe to the list on the MySQL mailing lists page and get these messages which essentially contain the notes and diffs from when something is checked into version control. Most of these commits are for the database application, but there is also a steady stream of documentation changes coming in. Since I haven't gotten around to redoing the server-based filtering the MySQL source changes are popping up in my inbox with every other important and urgent email.

Over the past few weeks (since November 16th to be exact) I've been watching these a little closer because they are interesting to an outsider. I thought I'd throw a few observations out there.

It has been interesting to watch, but I don't think it is going to last much longer as I think I'm ready to devote some time to setting up filters on the new machine.

Anyone else have comments on things they've noticed from watching these commits?

Posted by mike at December 5, 2006 10:34 PM