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Linux.ie (Ireland): Michael "Monty" Widenius Interview

Mar 21, 2000, 21:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Linux Today reader Ken Guest writes: ]

"We got a chance to snag some of [MySQL developer] Michael "Monty" Widenius' time to do an interview for the Irish Linux Users' Group.

If you want to know more about what's going into the next MySQL release you just have got to read this.

From the interview:

"Michael Widenius is best known as "Monty" of MySQL fame. We found him busy working on new features for MySQL and asked a few questions..."

"What editor do you use?"

"XEmacs; I started with vi over 300 baud lines to the university but quickly changed to use Emacs when I got an Unix computer of my own. I switched to XEmacs when it come out as I found it much easier to get friends to use this, thanks to the menu system, than with old Emacs."

"Do you use revision control systems of some kind, and have you any serious thoughts on the matter?"

"I use CVS with MySQL but have never got a real good feeling with it. It also doesn't scale that well with many developers that works on the same piece of code, where every release have to be stable. We plan to switch to Bitkeeper or Aegis really soon."

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