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MySQL for Windows 6.0.10 Alpha for Windows

by MySQL AB

Avg. Rating 4.5 (93 votes)

File Details

File Size 42.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 27,921
Publisher MySQL AB
Homepage MySQL
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Publisher's Description

MySQL is a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server.

Latest Reviews

guti

guti reviewed v6.0.4 Alpha on Jun 12, 2008

6.0 looks promising, let's see how Sun is able to do the job (hope that better than with Java).

BTW, not recent news. 6.0.4 alfa, was out since february... http://dev.mysql.com/doc.../6.0/en/news-6-0-4.html

SirDarius

SirDarius reviewed v5.1.6 Alpha on Feb 15, 2006

Mark, you're forgetting to mention that BDB and InnoDB are only two of the many storages engines provided with MySQL (MyISAM, Memory, MERGE, NDB, ISAM...).
Thanks to MySQL's modular design, it will always possible to design alternative storage engines.

By the way, it's highly doubtful Oracle wants to shut down MySQL, since they don't really aim at the same audience.

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie reviewed v5.1.6 Alpha on Feb 15, 2006

Very good backend DB. I wonder if this will be the last release, now that Oracle own both the backend data stores (BerkelyDB and InnoDB). if they want, Oracle can now suffocate MySQL..

cyberia

cyberia reviewed v5.1.5 Alpha on Jan 22, 2006

I use MySQL. It's part of the build-it-yourself culture, whether corporate or a home server... BUT it's not a toy. For a system that's been around as long as it has, and has become as much of a standard as it is, it could use:

1. Greater stability

and...

2. Better documentation! (I'd put that in caps, but it would still be an understatement).

It's time for the people who have been working on MySQL from the get-go to lose the hubris and do the mature thing of using specialists for testing and writing.

I could say the same thing about many other apps, but I've spent all day on an Error 1067, I can't find a useful thread on it, and I've done major shredding of the the machine that it's on, so, whah, whah, wah, I'm entitled :-)

Sigh; beer, ya!

How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy -- Nietzsche. So...
For most eclectic music on the WWW and a list of my favorite 50 movies, check out my media page: http://www.urdomain.us/scuffling.htm

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v5.0.16 on Nov 22, 2005

Nice software... There are more feature complete open source databases like Firebird or PostgreSQL or more lightwheight like SQLite, but MySQL is a convenient half-way between both worlds.

Anyway I'll wait some time more before migrating to 5.0.x series from 4.1.x

panic82

panic82 reviewed v5.0.15 on Oct 24, 2005

To gruiiik and danagould: it sounds as if commercial applications can use the GPL license as long as the commercial application itself is licensed under a GPL compatible license. If you build and distribute a proprietary, closed source application, you will need to purchase the commercial licenses.

See here for more info: http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/

By the way - MySQL 5 kicks ass!

gruiiik

gruiiik reviewed v5.0.13 RC on Oct 4, 2005

Nop, your wrong, i've contacted the mysql reseller, and you have to paid if you want to use mysql server in a commercial program.

danagould

danagould reviewed v5.0.13 RC on Sep 27, 2005

Gruiiik, you're right there are license issues if you modify and try redistributing MySQL without distributing your changes, but the GPL doesn't restrict the *use* of the program in any way.

From Section 1 of the GPL (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/gpl-license.html), "The act of running the Program is not restricted, ..."

So you can *use* MySQL for any purpose, including commercial, even with your own "secret code" mixed in, just as long as you're not redistributing it too.

gruiiik

gruiiik reviewed v5.0.9 Beta on Jul 16, 2005

netwiz562 your wrong, there is a big licence issue. The licence of MySQL is GPL, therefor you cannot use it in a commercial program without giving your source code.

Anyway you can buy MySQL to remove the GPL thing, so mysql is not free for commercial program.

Personaly i use FireBird as database, and i love it.

netwiz562

netwiz562 reviewed v5.0.7 Beta on Jun 16, 2005

MySQL is just wonderful, although there may be other more powerful DBs, for most purposes MySQL is enough (and w/ 5 there are stored procedures and more bring it closer to some others such as MS SQL). MySQL is also free unlike MS SQL, which allows it to be used easily widespread because there are no licensing issues.

I'll have to check out MS SQL Express..... I'm guessing it has lots of limits compared to MS SQL since its free

Avg. Rating 4.5 (93 votes)
Your Rating
guti

guti reviewed v6.0.4 Alpha on Jun 12, 2008

6.0 looks promising, let's see how Sun is able to do the job (hope that better than with Java).

BTW, not recent news. 6.0.4 alfa, was out since february... http://dev.mysql.com/doc.../6.0/en/news-6-0-4.html

SirDarius

SirDarius reviewed v5.1.6 Alpha on Feb 15, 2006

Mark, you're forgetting to mention that BDB and InnoDB are only two of the many storages engines provided with MySQL (MyISAM, Memory, MERGE, NDB, ISAM...).
Thanks to MySQL's modular design, it will always possible to design alternative storage engines.

By the way, it's highly doubtful Oracle wants to shut down MySQL, since they don't really aim at the same audience.

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie reviewed v5.1.6 Alpha on Feb 15, 2006

Very good backend DB. I wonder if this will be the last release, now that Oracle own both the backend data stores (BerkelyDB and InnoDB). if they want, Oracle can now suffocate MySQL..

cyberia

cyberia reviewed v5.1.5 Alpha on Jan 22, 2006

I use MySQL. It's part of the build-it-yourself culture, whether corporate or a home server... BUT it's not a toy. For a system that's been around as long as it has, and has become as much of a standard as it is, it could use:

1. Greater stability

and...

2. Better documentation! (I'd put that in caps, but it would still be an understatement).

It's time for the people who have been working on MySQL from the get-go to lose the hubris and do the mature thing of using specialists for testing and writing.

I could say the same thing about many other apps, but I've spent all day on an Error 1067, I can't find a useful thread on it, and I've done major shredding of the the machine that it's on, so, whah, whah, wah, I'm entitled :-)

Sigh; beer, ya!

How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy -- Nietzsche. So...
For most eclectic music on the WWW and a list of my favorite 50 movies, check out my media page: http://www.urdomain.us/scuffling.htm

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v5.0.16 on Nov 22, 2005

Nice software... There are more feature complete open source databases like Firebird or PostgreSQL or more lightwheight like SQLite, but MySQL is a convenient half-way between both worlds.

Anyway I'll wait some time more before migrating to 5.0.x series from 4.1.x

panic82

panic82 reviewed v5.0.15 on Oct 24, 2005

To gruiiik and danagould: it sounds as if commercial applications can use the GPL license as long as the commercial application itself is licensed under a GPL compatible license. If you build and distribute a proprietary, closed source application, you will need to purchase the commercial licenses.

See here for more info: http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/

By the way - MySQL 5 kicks ass!

gruiiik

gruiiik reviewed v5.0.13 RC on Oct 4, 2005

Nop, your wrong, i've contacted the mysql reseller, and you have to paid if you want to use mysql server in a commercial program.

danagould

danagould reviewed v5.0.13 RC on Sep 27, 2005

Gruiiik, you're right there are license issues if you modify and try redistributing MySQL without distributing your changes, but the GPL doesn't restrict the *use* of the program in any way.

From Section 1 of the GPL (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/gpl-license.html), "The act of running the Program is not restricted, ..."

So you can *use* MySQL for any purpose, including commercial, even with your own "secret code" mixed in, just as long as you're not redistributing it too.

gruiiik

gruiiik reviewed v5.0.9 Beta on Jul 16, 2005

netwiz562 your wrong, there is a big licence issue. The licence of MySQL is GPL, therefor you cannot use it in a commercial program without giving your source code.

Anyway you can buy MySQL to remove the GPL thing, so mysql is not free for commercial program.

Personaly i use FireBird as database, and i love it.

netwiz562

netwiz562 reviewed v5.0.7 Beta on Jun 16, 2005

MySQL is just wonderful, although there may be other more powerful DBs, for most purposes MySQL is enough (and w/ 5 there are stored procedures and more bring it closer to some others such as MS SQL). MySQL is also free unlike MS SQL, which allows it to be used easily widespread because there are no licensing issues.

I'll have to check out MS SQL Express..... I'm guessing it has lots of limits compared to MS SQL since its free

scriptee

scriptee reviewed v5.0.7 Beta on Jun 15, 2005

MySQL is definately my favorite database. I normally start a project using MS Access which gives problems but is easy to use, so I switch to mySQL and everything works like a charm.

The things I dont like about it is getting stored procedures to work with the .NET connector, it just doesnt work. There is a bug report to fix it but the developers keep saying that its not valid or something.

Anyways, best rdb imho ! :-)

Joco

Joco reviewed v5.0.7 Beta on Jun 15, 2005

SQL Server 2005 Express is free:
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/express/default.mspx

MySQL is just toy.

wingo

wingo reviewed v5.0.7 Beta on Jun 15, 2005

can someone tell me the easiest way to learn mysql?

sn0wflake

sn0wflake reviewed v5.0.6 Beta on Jun 2, 2005

Black-Wolf: I don't think SQL Server stinks once you know it's true potential. I'm a former LAMP developer but I'm currently employed in a Microsoft Gold Partner company where I've learned many things about stored procedures. Think of stored procedures as a development environment inside the SQL server that also makes SQL injection virtually impossible. Another thing is enforced relationships. Damn nice feature that forces you to insert/delete/update everything so it conforms with the most strict database rules. I don't know if MySQL can do that but please inform me if it can and please provide me with some links to prove that it can.

jdrsantos

jdrsantos reviewed v5.0.6 Beta on Jun 2, 2005

Yep, Caleb, "don't even think of comparing it to Oracle" specially on price, eh eh
Ah, btw on MySQL homepage you can read "Over six million installations use MySQL to power high-volume Web sites and other critical business systems — including industry-leaders like The Associated Press, Yahoo, NASA, Sabre Holdings and Suzuki.".
Maybe these entreprises don't know anything about RDBMS, eh ;)

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