internetnews.com: MySQL Embracing Microsoft Open Source Project
Oct 11, 2004, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source database server company MySQL's next production
release of its open source MySQL database server will be sporting a
new Windows installer, one partially built with an open source
project courtesy of Microsoft.
"The WiX (Windows Installer XML) toolset that MySQL is using is
Microsoft's first official open source project and is freely
available via the SourceForge open source repository.
"The upcoming 4.1 release of the MySQL Database Server includes
Windows installer files (file extension MSI) as part of a revamped
and improved Windows installer for the application. According to
Matt Wagner, production engineer for MySQL AB, the group considered
a number of applications for the 4.1 Windows installer feature on
the MySQL database server. They included InstallShield X, WISE, and