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This appendix lists the developers, contributors, and supporters that have helped to make MySQL what it is today.
These are the developers that are or have been employed by MySQL
AB to work on the
MySQL database software,
roughly in the order they started to work with us. Following each
developer is a small list of the tasks that the developer is
responsible for, or the accomplishments they have made. All
developers are involved in support.
Michael (Monty) Widenius
Lead developer and main author of the MySQL server (mysqld).
New functions for the string library.
Most of the
libraries (B-tree index file handlers with index
compression and different record formats).
HEAP library. A memory table system
with our superior full dynamic hashing. In use since 1981
and published around 1984.
The replace program (take a look at it, it's COOL!).
Connector/ODBC (MyODBC), the ODBC driver for Windows.
Fixing bugs in MIT-pthreads to get it to work for MySQL Server. And also Unireg, a curses-based application tool with many utilities.
mSQL tools like
crash-me and the foundation for
the MySQL benchmarks.
Initial main writer of the Reference Manual, including enhancements to texi2html.
Automatic Web site updating from the manual.
Initial Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool support.
Parts of all the text files. (Nowadays only the
README is left. The rest ended up in
Lots of testing of new features.
Our in-house Free Software legal expert.
Mailing list maintainer (who never has the time to do it right...).
Our original portability code (now more than 10 years
old). Nowadays only some parts of
Someone for Monty to call in the middle of the night when he just got that new feature to work.
Chief "Open Sourcerer" (MySQL community relations).
A lot of extensions to the command-line clients.
Sinisa Milivojevic (now in support)
zlib) in the
Perfect hashing for the lexical analyzer phase.
mysqldump -e option
LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE
SHOW GRANTS FOR
New client/server protocol for 4.0
UNION in 4.0
Subqueries in the
FROM clause (4.1).
User resources management
Initial developer of the
API and the
Tonu Samuel (past developer)
VIO interface (the foundation for the encrypted client/server protocol).
MySQL Filesystem (a way to use MySQL databases as files and directories).
RAID support for
Sasha Pachev (past developer)
Initial implementation of replication (up to version 4.0).
SHOW CREATE TABLE.
MySQL test suite.
Webmaster (until 2002).
Miguel Solorzano (now in support)
Win32 development and release builds.
Windows NT server code.
Timothy Smith (now in support)
Dynamic character sets support.
configure, RPMs and other parts of the build system.
Initial developer of
Added keys to the
Jeremy Cole (past developer)
Proofreading and editing this fine manual.
ALTER TABLE ... ORDER BY ....
UPDATE ... ORDER BY ....
DELETE ... ORDER BY ....
Designing/programming of our Web interface.
Author of our newsletter management system.
Jorge del Conde (now in support)
MySQLCC (MySQL Control Center)
Initial implementation of the Web site portals.
Venu Anuganti (past developer)
New client/server protocol for 4.1 (for prepared statements).
Arjen Lentz (now handling community)
Maintainer of the MySQL Reference Manual.
Preparing the O'Reilly printed edition of the manual.
Alexander (Bar) Barkov, Alexey (Holyfoot) Botchkov, and Ramil Kalimullin
Spatial data (GIS) and R-Trees implementation for 4.1
Unicode and character sets for 4.1; documentation for same
Oleksandr (Sanja) Byelkin
Query cache in 4.0
Implementation of subqueries (4.1).
Implementation of views (5.0).
Aleksey (Walrus) Kishkin and Alexey (Ranger) Stroganov
Benchmarks design and analysis.
Maintenance of the MySQL test suite.
Zak Greant (past employee)
Open Source advocate, MySQL community relations.
The MySQL Certification program.
Production (build and release) engineering.
Debugging, cleaning up various features.
Alexander (Salle) Keremidarski
Lead developer for stored procedures (5.0).
Former lead Web developer.
Improving server, fixing bugs.
Connector/J driver (Java).
SQL standards compliance.
Documentation of existing MySQL code/algorithms.
Character set documentation.
MySQL version 4.0.
Fixed handling of exponents for
Backup (in 5.1).
Antony T. Curtis
Porting of the MySQL Database software to OS/2.
Much of the initial work on NDB Cluster until 2000. Roughly half the code base at that time. Transaction protocol, node recovery, system restart and restart code and parts of the API functionality.
Lead Architect, developer, debugger of NDB Cluster 1994-2004
Lots of optimizations
The automatic test environment of MySQL Cluster
Portability Library for NDB Cluster
Lots of other things
Ordered index implementation of MySQL Cluster
BLOB support in MySQL Cluster
Charset support in MySQL Cluster
Unique index implementation of MySQL Cluster
Integration of NDB Cluster into MySQL
The test framework for MySQL Cluster
Integration of NDB Cluster into MySQL
Lots of work on configuration changes for simple installation and use of MySQL Cluster
Time zone support.
Triggers (in 5.0).