Sooo, my hoster is changing from MySQL to MariaDB soon.

Is that good? I know that the two are compatible right now, but I worry a bit that MariaDB goes in one direction and MySQL in the other and I'll have a problem.

Does concrete5 stick with MySQL in the future or are there plans to migrate?

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OKDnet replied on at Permalink Reply
Good question.I don't know why nobody has answered.
mesuva replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
MariaDB is intended to be a drop in replacement, it's going to be very unlikely they'll be introducing incompatibilities in terms of general query syntax or behaviour.

Future incompatibilities are only going to be for very subtle configurations or for unusual/obscure usages, not things that concrete5 interfaces with.

There's no actual 'migration' needed to change between one or the other, the connection to the database is abstracted away, while queries are still all pretty common/vanilla.
Kiesel replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks, sounds like it's not a big deal.
OKDnet replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks, that's good to know. I don't suppose there's any "common consensus" within the Concrete5 community as to whether or not changing to MariaDB is recommended. I know outside there is some talk of why it's a good idea (although much of it is several years old, and nothing "bad" has come from continuing to use mySQL even with regards to the license.

Are you using it?