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B Credits

This appendix lists the developers, contributors, and supporters that have helped to make MySQL what it is today.

B.1 Developers at MySQL AB

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
David Axmark
Jani Tolonen
Sinisa Milivojevic
Tonu Samuel (past developer)
Sasha Pachev
Matt Wagner
Miguel Solorzano
Timothy Smith (past developer)
Sergei Golubchik
Jeremy Cole
Indrek Siitan
Jorge del Conde
Venu Anuganti
Arjen Lentz
Alexander (Bar) Barkov, Alexey (Holyfoot) Botchkov, and Ramil Kalimullin
Oleksandr (Sanja) Byelkin
Aleksey (Walrus) Kishkin and Alexey (Ranger) Stroganov
Zak Greant
Carsten Pedersen
Lenz Grimmer
Peter Zaitsev
Alexander (Salle) Keremidarski
Per-Erik Martin
Jim Winstead
Mark Matthews
Peter Gulutzan
Guilhem Bichot
Antony T. Curtis
Mikael Ronstrom
Jonas Oreland
Pekka Nouisiainen
Martin Skold
Magnus Svensson
Tomas Ulin

B.2 Contributors to MySQL

While MySQL AB owns all copyrights in the MySQL server and the MySQL manual, we wish to recognize those who have made contributions of one kind or another to the MySQL distribution. Contributors are listed here, in somewhat random order:

Gianmassimo Vigazzola [email protected] or [email protected]
The initial port to Win32/NT.
Per Eric Olsson
For more or less constructive criticism and real testing of the dynamic record format.
Irena Pancirov [email protected]
Win32 port with Borland compiler. mysqlshutdown.exe and mysqlwatch.exe
David J. Hughes
For the effort to make a shareware SQL database. At TcX, the predecessor of MySQL AB, we started with mSQL, but found that it couldn't satisfy our purposes so instead we wrote an SQL interface to our application builder Unireg. mysqladmin and mysql client are programs that were largely influenced by their mSQL counterparts. We have put a lot of effort into making the MySQL syntax a superset of mSQL. Many of the API's ideas are borrowed from mSQL to make it easy to port free mSQL programs to the MySQL API. The MySQL software doesn't contain any code from mSQL. Two files in the distribution (`client/insert_test.c' and `client/select_test.c') are based on the corresponding (non-copyrighted) files in the mSQL distribution, but are modified as examples showing the changes necessary to convert code from mSQL to MySQL Server. (mSQL is copyrighted David J. Hughes.)
Patrick Lynch
For helping us acquire http://www.mysql.com/.
Fred Lindberg
For setting up qmail to handle the MySQL mailing list and for the incredible help we got in managing the MySQL mailing lists.
Igor Romanenko [email protected]
mysqldump (previously msqldump, but ported and enhanced by Monty).
Yuri Dario
For keeping up and extending the MySQL OS/2 port.
Tim Bunce
Author of mysqlhotcopy.
Zarko Mocnik [email protected]
Sorting for Slovenian language.
"TAMITO" [email protected]
The _MB character set macros and the ujis and sjis character sets.
Joshua Chamas [email protected]
Base for concurrent insert, extended date syntax, debugging on NT, and answering on the MySQL mailing list.
Yves Carlier [email protected]
mysqlaccess, a program to show the access rights for a user.
Rhys Jones [email protected] (And GWE Technologies Limited)
For one of the early JDBC drivers.
Dr Xiaokun Kelvin ZHU [email protected]
Further development of one of the early JDBC drivers and other MySQL-related Java tools.
James Cooper [email protected]
For setting up a searchable mailing list archive at his site.
Rick Mehalick [email protected]
For xmysql, a graphical X client for MySQL Server.
Doug Sisk [email protected]
For providing RPM packages of MySQL for Red Hat Linux.
Diemand Alexander V. [email protected]
For providing RPM packages of MySQL for Red Hat Linux-Alpha.
Antoni Pamies Olive [email protected]
For providing RPM versions of a lot of MySQL clients for Intel and SPARC.
Jay Bloodworth [email protected]
For providing RPM versions for MySQL 3.21.
David Sacerdote [email protected]
Ideas for secure checking of DNS hostnames.
Wei-Jou Chen [email protected]
Some support for Chinese(BIG5) characters.
Wei He [email protected]
A lot of functionality for the Chinese(GBK) character set.
Jan Pazdziora [email protected]
Czech sorting order.
Zeev Suraski [email protected]
FROM_UNIXTIME() time formatting, ENCRYPT() functions, and bison advisor. Active mailing list member.
Luuk de Boer [email protected]
Ported (and extended) the benchmark suite to DBI/DBD. Have been of great help with crash-me and running benchmarks. Some new date functions. The mysql_setpermission script.
Alexis Mikhailov [email protected]
User-defined functions (UDFs); CREATE FUNCTION and DROP FUNCTION.
Andreas F. Bobak [email protected]
The AGGREGATE extension to UDF functions.
Ross Wakelin [email protected]
Help to set up InstallShield for MySQL-Win32.
Jethro Wright III [email protected]
The `libmysql.dll' library.
James Pereria [email protected]
Mysqlmanager, a Win32 GUI tool for administering MySQL Servers.
Curt Sampson [email protected]
Porting of MIT-pthreads to NetBSD/Alpha and NetBSD 1.3/i386.
Martin Ramsch [email protected]
Examples in the MySQL Tutorial.
Steve Harvey
For making mysqlaccess more secure.
Konark IA-64 Centre of Persistent Systems Private Limited
http://www.pspl.co.in/konark/. Help with the Win64 port of the MySQL server.
Albert Chin-A-Young.
Configure updates for Tru64, large file support and better TCP wrappers support.
John Birrell
Emulation of pthread_mutex() for OS/2.
Benjamin Pflugmann
Extended MERGE tables to handle INSERTS. Active member on the MySQL mailing lists.
Jocelyn Fournier
Excellent spotting and reporting innumerable bugs (especially in the MySQL 4.1 subquery code).
Marc Liyanage
Maintaining the Mac OS X packages and providing invaluable feedback on how to create Mac OS X PKGs.
Robert Rutherford
Providing invaluable information and feedback about the QNX port.
Previous developers of NDB Cluster
Lots of people were involved in various ways summer students, master thesis students, employees. In total more than 100 people so too many to mention here. Notable name is Ataullah Dabaghi who up until 1999 contributed around a third of the code base. A special thanks also to developers of the AXE system which provided much of the architecturial foundations for NDB Cluster with blocks, signals and crash tracing functionality. Also credit should be given to those who believed in the ideas enough to allocate of their budgets for its development from 1992 to present time.

Other contributors, bugfinders, and testers: James H. Thompson, Maurizio Menghini, Wojciech Tryc, Luca Berra, Zarko Mocnik, Wim Bonis, Elmar Haneke, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], Ted Deppner [email protected], Mike Simons, Jaakko Hyvatti.

And lots of bug report/patches from the folks on the mailing list.

A big tribute goes to those that help us answer questions on the MySQL mailing lists:

Daniel Koch [email protected]
Irix setup.
Luuk de Boer [email protected]
Benchmark questions.
Tim Sailer [email protected]
DBD::mysql questions.
Boyd Lynn Gerber [email protected]
SCO-related questions.
Richard Mehalick [email protected]
xmysql-related questions and basic installation questions.
Zeev Suraski [email protected]
Apache module configuration questions (log & auth), PHP-related questions, SQL syntax-related questions and other general questions.
Francesc Guasch [email protected]
General questions.
Jonathan J Smith [email protected]
Questions pertaining to OS-specifics with Linux, SQL syntax, and other things that might need some work.
David Sklar [email protected]
Using MySQL from PHP and Perl.
Alistair MacDonald [email protected]
Not yet specified, but is flexible and can handle Linux and maybe HP-UX. Will try to get user to use mysqlbug.
John Lyon [email protected]
Questions about installing MySQL on Linux systems, using either `.rpm' files or compiling from source.
Lorvid Ltd. [email protected]
Simple billing/license/support/copyright issues.
Patrick Sherrill [email protected]
ODBC and VisualC++ interface questions.
Randy Harmon [email protected]
DBD, Linux, some SQL syntax questions.

B.3 Documenters and translators

The following people has helped us with writing the MySQL documentation and translating the documentation or error messages in MySQL.

Paul DuBois
Ongoing help with making this manual correct and understandable. That includes rewriting Monty's and David's attempts at English into English as other people know it.
Kim Aldale
Helped to rewrite Monty's and David's early attempts at English into English.
Michael J. Miller Jr. [email protected]
For the first MySQL manual. And a lot of spelling/language fixes for the FAQ (that turned into the MySQL manual a long time ago).
Yan Cailin
First translator of the MySQL Reference Manual into simplified Chinese in early 2000 on which the Big5 and HK coded (http://mysql.hitstar.com/) versions were based. Personal home page at linuxdb.yeah.net.
Jay Flaherty [email protected]
Big parts of the Perl DBI/DBD section in the manual.
Paul Southworth [email protected], Ray Loyzaga [email protected]
Proof-reading of the Reference Manual.
Therrien Gilbert [email protected], Jean-Marc Pouyot [email protected]
French error messages.
Petr Snajdr, [email protected]
Czech error messages.
Jaroslaw Lewandowski [email protected]
Polish error messages.
Miguel Angel Fernandez Roiz
Spanish error messages.
Roy-Magne Mo [email protected]
Norwegian error messages and testing of MySQL 3.21.xx.
Timur I. Bakeyev [email protected]
Russian error messages.
[email protected] & Filippo Grassilli [email protected]
Italian error messages.
Dirk Munzinger [email protected]
German error messages.
Billik Stefan [email protected]
Slovak error messages.
Stefan Saroiu [email protected]
Romanian error messages.
Peter Feher
Hungarian error messages.
Roberto M. Serqueira
Portuguese error messages.
Carsten H. Pedersen
Danish error messages.
Arjen G. Lentz
Dutch error messages, completing earlier partial translation (also work on consistency and spelling).

B.4 Libraries used by and included with MySQL

The following is a list of the creators of the libraries we have included with the MySQL server source to make it easy to compile and install MySQL. We are very thankfully to all individuals that have created these and it has made our life much easier.

Fred Fish
For his excellent C debugging and trace library. Monty has made a number of smaller improvements to the library (speed and additional options).
Richard A. O'Keefe
For his public domain string library.
Henry Spencer
For his regex library, used in WHERE column REGEXP regexp.
Chris Provenzano
Portable user level pthreads. From the copyright: This product includes software developed by Chris Provenzano, the University of California, Berkeley, and contributors. We are currently using version 1_60_beta6 patched by Monty (see `mit-pthreads/Changes-mysql').
Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
For the zlib library (used on MySQL on Windows).
Bjorn Benson
For his safe_malloc (memory checker) package which is used in when you configure MySQL with --debug.
Free Software Foundation
The readline library (used by the mysql command-line client).
The NetBSD foundation
The libedit package (optionally used by the mysql command-line client).

B.5 Packages that support MySQL

The following is a list of creators/maintainers of some of the most important API/packages/applications that a lot of people use with MySQL.

We can't list every possible package here because the list would then be way to hard to maintain. For other packages, please refer to the software portal at http://solutions.mysql.com/software/.

Tim Bunce, Alligator Descartes
For the DBD (Perl) interface.
Andreas Koenig [email protected]
For the Perl interface for MySQL Server.
Jochen Wiedmann [email protected]
For maintaining the Perl DBD::mysql module.
Eugene Chan [email protected]
For porting PHP for MySQL Server.
Georg Richter
MySQL 4.1 testing and bug hunting. New PHP 5.0 mysqli extension (API) for use with MySQL 4.1 and up.
Giovanni Maruzzelli [email protected]
For porting iODBC (Unix ODBC).
Xavier Leroy [email protected]
The author of LinuxThreads (used by the MySQL Server on Linux).

B.6 Tools that were used to create MySQL

The following is a list of some of the tools we have used to create MySQL. We use this to express our thanks to those that has created them as without these we could not have made MySQL what it is today.

Free Software Foundation
From whom we got an excellent compiler (gcc), an excellent debugger (gdb and the libc library (from which we have borrowed `strto.c' to get some code working in Linux).
Free Software Foundation & The XEmacs development team
For a really great editor/environment used by almost everybody at MySQL AB.
Julian Seward
Author of valgrind, an excellent memory checker tool that has helped us find a lot of otherwise hard to find bugs in MySQL.
Dorothea Lütkehaus and Andreas Zeller
For DDD (The Data Display Debugger) which is an excellent graphical frontend to gdb).

B.7 Supporters of MySQL

While MySQL AB owns all copyrights in the MySQL server and the MySQL manual, we wish to recognize the following companies, which helped us finance the development of the MySQL server, such as by paying us for developing a new feature or giving us hardware for development of the MySQL server.

VA Linux / Andover.net
Funded replication.
Editing of the MySQL manual.
Stork Design studio
The MySQL Web site in use between 1998-2000.
Contributed to development on Windows and Linux platforms.
Contributed to Development on Linux/Alpha.
Development on the embedded mysqld version.

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