Pre-General Availability Draft: 2018-01-12
Although Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates own all
copyrights in the
MySQL server and the
MySQL manual, we wish to recognize those who
have made contributions of one kind or another to the
MySQL distribution. Contributors are listed
here, in somewhat random order:
The initial port to Win32/NT.
Per Eric Olsson
For constructive criticism and real testing of the dynamic record format.
Win32 port with Borland compiler.
David J. Hughes
For the effort to make a shareware SQL database. At TcX, the predecessor of MySQL AB, we started with
mSQL, but found that it couldn't satisfy our purposes so instead we wrote an SQL interface to our application builder Unireg. mysqladmin and mysql client are programs that were largely influenced by their
mSQLcounterparts. We have put a lot of effort into making the MySQL syntax a superset of
mSQL. Many of the API's ideas are borrowed from
mSQLto make it easy to port free
mSQLprograms to the MySQL API. The MySQL software doesn't contain any code from
mSQL. Two files in the distribution (
client/select_test.c) are based on the corresponding (noncopyrighted) files in the
mSQLdistribution, but are modified as examples showing the changes necessary to convert code from
mSQLto MySQL Server. (
mSQLis copyrighted David J. Hughes.)
For helping us acquire http://www.mysql.com/.
For setting up qmail to handle the MySQL mailing list and for the incredible help we got in managing the MySQL mailing lists.
msqldump, but ported and enhanced by Monty).
For keeping up and extending the MySQL OS/2 port.
Author of mysqlhotcopy.
Sorting for Slovenian language.
_MBcharacter set macros and the ujis and sjis character sets.
Base for concurrent insert, extended date syntax, debugging on NT, and answering on the MySQL mailing list.
mysqlaccess, a program to show the access rights for a user.
<email@example.com>(And GWE Technologies Limited)
For one of the early JDBC drivers.
Dr Xiaokun Kelvin ZHU
Further development of one of the early JDBC drivers and other MySQL-related Java tools.
For setting up a searchable mailing list archive at his site.
xmysql, a graphical X client for MySQL Server.
For providing RPM packages of MySQL for Red Hat Linux.
Diemand Alexander V.
For providing RPM packages of MySQL for Red Hat Linux-Alpha.
Antoni Pamies Olive
For providing RPM versions of a lot of MySQL clients for Intel and SPARC.
For providing RPM versions for MySQL 3.21.
Ideas for secure checking of DNS host names.
Some support for Chinese(BIG5) characters.
A lot of functionality for the Chinese(GBK) character set.
Czech sorting order.
Luuk de Boer
Ported (and extended) the benchmark suite to
DBD. Have been of great help with
crash-meand running benchmarks. Some new date functions. The mysql_setpermission script.
Andreas F. Bobak
AGGREGATEextension to user-defined functions.
Help to set up InstallShield for MySQL-Win32.
Jethro Wright III
Mysqlmanager, a Win32 GUI tool for administering MySQL Servers.
Porting of MIT-pthreads to NetBSD/Alpha and NetBSD 1.3/i386.
Examples in the MySQL Tutorial.
For making mysqlaccess more secure.
Konark IA-64 Centre of Persistent Systems Private Limited
Help with the Win64 port of the MySQL server.
Configure updates for Tru64, large file support and better TCP wrappers support.
MERGEtables to handle
INSERTS. Active member on the MySQL mailing lists.
Excellent spotting and reporting innumerable bugs (especially in the MySQL 4.1 subquery code).
Maintaining the OS X packages and providing invaluable feedback on how to create OS X packages.
Providing invaluable information and feedback about the QNX port.
Previous developers of NDB Cluster
Lots of people were involved in various ways summer students, master thesis students, employees. In total more than 100 people so too many to mention here. Notable name is Ataullah Dabaghi who up until 1999 contributed around a third of the code base. A special thanks also to developers of the AXE system which provided much of the architectural foundations for NDB Cluster with blocks, signals and crash tracing functionality. Also credit should be given to those who believed in the ideas enough to allocate of their budgets for its development from 1992 to present time.
We wish to recognize Google Inc. for contributions to the MySQL distribution: Mark Callaghan's SMP Performance patches and other patches.
Other contributors, bugfinders, and testers: James H. Thompson,
Maurizio Menghini, Wojciech Tryc, Luca Berra, Zarko Mocnik, Wim
Bonis, Elmar Haneke,
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ted Deppner
<email@example.com>, Mike Simons, Jaakko Hyvatti.
And lots of bug report/patches from the folks on the mailing list.
A big tribute goes to those that help us answer questions on the MySQL mailing lists:
Luuk de Boer
Boyd Lynn Gerber
xmysql-related questions and basic installation questions.
Apache module configuration questions (log & auth), PHP-related questions, SQL syntax-related questions and other general questions.
Jonathan J Smith
Questions pertaining to OS-specifics with Linux, SQL syntax, and other things that might need some work.
Using MySQL from PHP and Perl.
Is flexible and can handle Linux and perhaps HP-UX.
Questions about installing MySQL on Linux systems, using either
.rpmfiles or compiling from source.
Simple billing/license/support/copyright issues.
ODBC and VisualC++ interface questions.
DBD, Linux, some SQL syntax questions.