The last day of our Monty Program Ab All Company Meeting Istanbul 2010 was on Monday, October 11th. 2010. We spent our last day with an excursion of Istanbul. The theme of the excursion day was:
- Downtown and then really down, over the sea, up and a surprise, then crossing the gap, and a warm and relaxing final, …
The description of our excursion day was riddle like and many people asked me about the details. So, for the curious, here is a more in depth description:
- Over the sea: a Bosporus tour on a private boat crossing the Bosporus from the European to the Asian side.
- Up and a surprise: up to the Çamlıca Hill, having a quiz about Istanbul and eating “raw meat patty” without knowing it.
- Crossing the gap: back to the European side of Istanbul by crossing on of the two suspension bridges.
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Check out our last Istanbul Haber:
Istanbul Haber: final issue
Check out the full PDF: 2010-10-12-newsletter
Day three of our Monty Program Ab All Company Meeting Istanbul 2010 was on Sunday, October 10th. 2010. We thought that working on a Sunday and having Monday as our day off for excursion and exploring Istanbul is a good idea, considering that most of the tourists will go out either Saturday or Sunday. Check out the Istanbul Haber No. 3:
Istanbul Haber 2010-10-10
Check out the full PDF: 2010-10-10-newsletter
Click here for: Monty Program Ab Istanbul2010: final day and excursion
If you want to connect to your mobile internet with your Nokia 6700 Classic via Bluetooth using Mac OS X, then you have to consider two Bluetooth devices: Bluetooth PAN and Bluetooth DUN.
Paired Bluetooth with Nokia 6700 Classic and Mac
First of all you have to establish a Bluetooth connection between your Nokia 6700 and your Mac: you go to “System Preferences” -> “Bluetooth” and check the checkboxes “On” and “Discoverable” and pair your Nokia 6700.
After pairing your Nokia 6700 Classic with your Mac you check “System Preferences” -> “Network”. There you should see two Bluetooth devices:
- Bluetooth PAN, and
- Bluetooth DUN
You have to use the Bluetooth DUN device and configure two settings for using your mobile internet with Turkcell in Turkey:
- Telephone Number: *99#
- APN: internet
Bluetooth PAN APN setting: internet
That’s it. After this configuration you should be able to connect to your mobile internet with your Nokia 6700 Classic via Bluetooth running Mac OS X.
After successfully connection to your mobile internet via Bluetoth your network connection should look similar to this screenshot:
Bluetooth DUN connected
Have fun with your mobile internet! Your feedback is welcome!
Day two of our Monty Program Ab All Company Meeting Istanbul 2010 we joined together with SkySQL and enjoyed a talk by Facebook people Mark C. and Domas M. Check out the Istanbul Haber No. 2:
Check out the full PDF: 2010-10-09-newsletter
Click here for: Monty Program Ab Istanbul2010: day three
Our Monty Program Ab All Company Meeting Istanbul 2010 is over and the last MP employees are checking out of the hotel. Meanwhile I would like to share our daily newspaper with you. Daniel Bartholomew wrote our “Istanbul Haber”, where we shared what happened the day before and what the plan for the current day is. Check out the Istanbul Haber No. 1
Link to our PDF: MP Istanbul2010 Day One
Click here for: Monty Program Ab Istanbul2010: day two
I am just back from my scouting trip in Istanbul. I checked out our Hotel Tilia, tested various restaurants and drop-in places with My Widenius, ordered conference t-shirts from Hatice Gökçe, who organizes the Galata Fashion Festival in Istanbul twice a year in June and December, and finalized our dinner and excursion plans with Nezih Karagöz and Sami Yürekli from http://traways.com/.
We prepared our program for our company meeting from Thursday, October 7th until Tuesday, October 12th 2010. You can find our program here:
We will have talks by SkySQL, Facebook, Intel, Percona, and Codership.
The Program: Monty Program Ab All Company Meeting Istanbul 2o10
(English version) Herhalde bildiğiniz gibi, biz tamamen sanal şirketiz, yani ana merkez gibi bir şeyimiz yok. Hepimiz evinden çalışıyor ve biz sadece bir ya da iki kez yılda gerçek hayatta buluşuyorus. Bu sene kararımız İstanbul‘a düştü. Firmadaki tek Türk ben olduğumdan dolayı toplantının organizesi bana düştü.
İlk adım olarak böyle bir toplantının özelikleri nedir ve en iyi şekilde nasıl hazır edilir diye araştırdım. Kaj Arnö bunun ayrıntılarını blog’unda açıklamış bile: How to arrange a physical meeting in a virtual organisation. Kaj ile İstanbul’a 2008’de gelmiştik ve çeşitli konferanslar vermiştik.
İlk toplantı tarihi ile ilgili bir anket yaptık ve İstanbul’daki toplantı Ekim ayına karar verdik. Tam olarak, Perşembe, 7 Ekim’den Salı, 12 Ekim 2010’a kadar.
Yaklaşık 30 kişilik toplantıyı düzenlemek pek bir basit görev değil, bu nedenle toplantıyı hazırlanmak için bana bir asistan tahsis edildi – oldukçada ünlü bir asistan – My Widenius. My (okunuşu Mü) MySQL’ın My’sü ve ona bir mariadb.org e-posta adresinle ulaşabilisiniz.
Eğer Ekim’in başında İstanbul’da iseniz, sizi bizim toplantıya davet etmekten mutluluk duyarız. Üç toplantı günleri olacaktır: Cuma 8 Ekim, Cumartesi 9 Ekim ve Pazar 10 Ekim 2010. Toplantıların çoğu herkese açık olacaktır. Misafirlerimiz olarak Facebook, Percona ve Intel bizlen olucak.
Ayrıca yerel (İstanbul) kullanıcı grupları ve bizim toplantıya ilgilenlerini arıyoruz. Sizi İstanbul’da görmek üzere, …
Stuttgart: a rainy day, waiting for Iftar. Good time for good news!
During my vacation I read about a request for a MariaDB package for Mac OS X and did some research. Back from vacation I have an alpha version of MariaDB package for Mac OS X for our community to test.
Caution: this is the first installer I ever wrote on a Mac, so use it on a test system only!
I would like you to test the installer and provide us with feedback.
Known issues in the MariaDB installer:
- The Preferences Pane app for starting/stopping the server instance is missing
- The installer for setting up MariaDB as a Startup Item is missing.
Side node: while digging into the Mac installer I found two
bugs in the MySQL Mac OS X installer.
You can grab the package from here:
(Türkçesi) As you might know, we are a completely virtual company and we only meet once or twice a year in real life. This year’s decision on where to meet is Istanbul. Being the only Turkish citizen born in Germany with Georgian ancestors in the company, I was asked to organize our meeting.
My first step was to look for excellence: Kaj Arnö’s blog post about How to arrange a physical meeting in a virtual organisation.
We first conducted an internal poll about the meeting date and decided on meeting in Istanbul in October. Specifically, from Thursday, October 7th until Tuesday, October 12th 2010.
Organizing a meeting for around 30 people is not a trivial task, therefore I got an assistant — a quite famous and popular one to be be frank — My Widenius joined me for preparing our meeting. My is the My in MySQL and she has a mariadb.org email address now.
If you will be in Istanbul at the beginning of October, please feel free to drop us a note and we will be happy to invite you to one of our meetings. We will have three meetings days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The majority of the meetings each day will be public. We already have guests in our queue from Facebook, Percona, and Intel.
We are also looking for local (Istanbul) user groups and individuals who have interest in meeting us.
It is out for you now: MariaDB 5.1.42
After more than one year of work we are proud to release our first stable version.
So far we had:
About MariaDB 5.1.42
MariaDB is kept up to date with the latest MySQL release from the same branch. MariaDB 5.1.42 is based on MySQL 5.1.42 and XtraDB 1.0.6-9.
In addition to the differences noted in previous release notes and changelogs, the main differences between MariaDB and MySQL are:
What are the differences between MariaDB and MySQL?
MariaDB 5.1 is based on MySQL 5.1 and is available under the terms of the GPL v2 license.
MariaDB will be kept up to date with the latest MySQL release from the same branch.
In most respects MariaDB will work exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs that exist in MySQL also exist in MariaDB.
Currently the main differences between MariaDB 5.1 and MySQL 5.1 are:
As with every release we have a Changelog and Release Notes, which you can find here:
Get the source and binaries here: MariaDB Downloads
We are currently building these packages for different platforms and OS:
- Linux x86 32-bit
- Linux x86 64-bit
- Solaris i386
- Debs for Debian and Ubuntu x86 32-bit and 64-bit
Now to you! Which other packages or platforms would you like to see?
What platform, OS, distribution and package type combination do you prefer to download, install, and run MariaDB?