I heard and then saw that downloads and docs remain at dev.mysql.com (or mysql.org) as always. But it does look like they split the site. mysql.com seems to be more about current offerings and dev.mysql.com includes GA downloads, as well as milestone release for non-GA products.
Made me laugh out loud Mark.I guess all the doomsayers were right to distrust "the big O".
i get it disappeared before that "big deal"
Yep, you're absolutely correct. Oracle's "revenue recognition" people forced MySQL's web team to remove all linkage to dev.mysql.com from mysql.com.Stupid, but true.
It's start of death of Internet.You were alerted.
Looks like Monty was right. I don't trust Larry more than I can throw him.
I don't mean to imply intent. Maybe they will tell us what changes to expect and maybe they won't.
Instead of calling doomsday, just all go to mysql.org.
Is this business up front (mysql.com) and party in the back (mysql.org)?
Its a fact, that changes are not communicated. We know to got to dev.mysql.com or mysql.org. But do others know it?
Mark, you know that the best parties always happen backstage ;)
Seriously, Monty is correct.
This change was all over facebook and twitter and even planetmysql http://planet.mysql.com/entry/?id=23214I don't actually read the MySQL bulletins that I get sent, but maybe it's in there too.Does it count as communicating if we're not listening?
What was communicated? There was a tweet that the site was split. An explanation might be nice. Or they can keep their partners, users and community in the dark.
I raised this exact issue via Twitter, including the complexity now to find MySQL 5.0.User friendly to the open source community it is not.Official news from MySQL you won't get. I heard most of the marketing team got cut. It's really disappointing and I feel a means to deceive people about the Free MySQL Open Source version.Those in the know will know where to go, the average person will get either sucked in to $$$$, or pissed off no information is online.Either way, it's not very open source.
It is not a problem of any communication.The real problem is there is no link from mysql.com to dev.mysql.com.That's suck.
Well, I am to blame for not reading enough tweets. This is the only one I read now -- http://twitter.com/fakejonathan
A small update: the Downloads for GA versions are now available from www.mysql.com com again. Downloads of GA as well as development releases (betas, previews, etc.) remain to be available from dev.mysql.com (aka mysql.org).