I dunno. This "database" thing you speak out sounds dangerous and untrustworthy. Maybe FB could give an option to store in a database or with these gnomes you are talking about?
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"Sorry, I don't know much about how that works Windows. I run Linux and don't come across those types of problems."
Which is true, and possible to say without being condescending. I'm not telling them to use Linux (which could be seen as arrogant), but I literally don't know how to help them and slightly nudging them towards the idea that their own choice in OS has led to the problem they are facing.
Not just grep, but cat too.
Contrary to the naysayers here, I think Bethesda has done a great job with DLC. Shivering Isles is bigger than most full $50 games (I am at 120 hours and counting), well worth the price to add more depth even to a ludicrously huge game like Oblivion (over 480 hours for me).
Likewise, when you consider other games Fallout 3 was a bargain when you consider cost, entertainment value, and time. Even more so compared to other mainstream forms of entertainment. If they'd release any of the Fallout3 DLC for the PS3 I'd buy some in a heartbeat, fully expecting them to be worthwhile as well.
Full Text Search does not belong in a relational database engine. None of them do it well compared to dedicated FTSE like Sphinx Search or Lucene, not Postgres, not MyISAM FULLTEXT, and not Mssql.
Thus only consider InnoDB for MySQL data storage, it supports transactions, FK support, and safe crash recovery.
What you responded to was an out of context quote, which by omission seemed to combine two sentences. In context my words might be less valium-inducing to you.
Obviously 5.1 is not a perfect release. Quality is critically important to a database and I hope MySQL/Sun takes note of Montyâ(TM)s concerns, especially about core developers working on fun new projects like Drizzle and leaving relatively inexperienced developers fixing bugs in their core business product.
However in my opinion MySQL 5.1 a very good release, long ready for general production usage. Definitely test it before you use it, like you should also test new kernels, Apache versions, distribution releases, etc. But do not alow this sensationalist blog post to overshadow what should be considered a solid engineering accomplishment by the MySQL team.