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Appendix G. Credits

Table of Contents

G.1. Developers at MySQL AB
G.2. Contributors to MySQL
G.3. Documenters and translators
G.4. Libraries used by and included with MySQL
G.5. Packages that support MySQL
G.6. Tools that were used to create MySQL
G.7. Supporters of MySQL

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

G.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

    • Lead developer and main author of the MySQL server (mysqld).

    • New functions for the string library.

    • Most of the mysys library.

    • The ISAM and MyISAM libraries (B-tree index file handlers with index compression and different record formats).

    • The HEAP library. A memory table system with our superior full dynamic hashing. In use since 1981 and published around 1984.

    • The replace program (take a look at it, it's COOL!).

    • Connector/ODBC (MyODBC), the ODBC driver for Windows.

    • Fixing bugs in MIT-pthreads to get it to work for MySQL Server. And also Unireg, a curses-based application tool with many utilities.

    • Porting of mSQL tools like msqlperl, DBD/DBI, and DB2mysql.

    • Most of crash-me and the foundation for the MySQL benchmarks.

  • David Axmark

    • Initial main writer of the Reference Manual, including enhancements to texi2html.

    • Automatic Web site updating from the manual.

    • Initial Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool support.

    • Licensing.

    • Parts of all the text files. (Nowadays only the README is left. The rest ended up in the manual.)

    • Lots of testing of new features.

    • Our in-house Free Software legal expert.

    • Mailing list maintainer (who never has the time to do it right...).

    • Our original portability code (now more than 10 years old). Nowadays only some parts of mysys are left.

    • Someone for Monty to call in the middle of the night when he just got that new feature to work.

    • Chief "Open Sourcerer" (MySQL community relations).

  • Jani Tolonen

    • mysqlimport

    • A lot of extensions to the command-line clients.


  • Sinisa Milivojevic (now in support)

    • Compression (with zlib) in the client/server protocol.

    • Perfect hashing for the lexical analyzer phase.

    • Multi-row INSERT

    • mysqldump -e option



    • --max-user-connections=... option

    • net_read and net_write_timeout


    • New client/server protocol for 4.0

    • UNION in 4.0

    • Multiple-table DELETE/UPDATE

    • Subqueries in the FROM clause (4.1).

    • User resources management

    • Initial developer of the MySQL++ C++ API and the MySQLGUI client.

  • Tonu Samuel (past developer)

    • VIO interface (the foundation for the encrypted client/server protocol).

    • MySQL Filesystem (a way to use MySQL databases as files and directories).

    • The CASE expression.

    • The MD5() and COALESCE() functions.

    • RAID support for MyISAM tables.

  • Sasha Pachev (past developer)

    • Initial implementation of replication (up to version 4.0).


    • mysql-bench

  • Matt Wagner

    • MySQL test suite.

    • Webmaster (until 2002).

  • Miguel Solorzano (now in support)

    • Win32 development and release builds.

    • Windows NT server code.

    • WinMySQLAdmin

  • Timothy Smith (now in development)

    • Dynamic character sets support.

    • configure, RPMs and other parts of the build system.

    • Initial developer of libmysqld, the embedded server.

  • Sergei Golubchik

    • Full-text search.

    • Added keys to the MERGE library.

    • Precision math.

  • Jeremy Cole (past developer)

    • Proofreading and editing this fine manual.

    • ALTER TABLE ... ORDER BY ....

    • UPDATE ... ORDER BY ....

    • DELETE ... ORDER BY ....

  • Indrek Siitan

    • Designing/programming of our Web interface.

    • Author of our newsletter management system.

  • Jorge del Conde (past developer)

    • MySQLCC (MySQL Control Center)

    • Win32 development

    • Initial implementation of the Web site portals.

  • Venu Anuganti (past developer)

    • MyODBC 3.51

    • New client/server protocol for 4.1 (for prepared statements).

  • Arjen Lentz (also handled community, 2004-2006; now works in Support)

    • Maintainer of the MySQL Reference Manual (2001-2004).

    • Preparing the O'Reilly printed edition of the manual (2002).

  • Alexander (Bar) Barkov, Alexey (Holyfoot) Botchkov, and Ramil Kalimullin

    • Spatial data (GIS) and R-Trees implementation for 4.1

    • Unicode and character sets for 4.1; documentation for same

  • Oleksandr (Sanja) Byelkin

    • Query cache in 4.0

    • Implementation of subqueries (4.1).

    • Implementation of views (5.0).

  • Aleksey (Walrus) Kishkin and Alexey (Ranger) Stroganov

    • Benchmarks design and analysis.

    • Maintenance of the MySQL test suite.

  • Zak Greant (past employee)

    • Open Source advocate, MySQL community relations.

  • Carsten Pedersen

    • The MySQL Certification program.

  • Lenz Grimmer

    • Production (build and release) engineering.

  • Peter Zaitsev

    • SHA1(), AES_ENCRYPT() and AES_DECRYPT() functions.

    • Debugging, cleaning up various features.

  • Alexander (Salle) Keremidarski

    • Support.

    • Debugging.

  • Per-Erik Martin

    • Lead developer for stored procedures (5.0).

  • Jim Winstead

    • Former lead Web developer.

    • Improving server, fixing bugs.

  • Mark Matthews

    • Connector/J driver (Java).

  • Peter Gulutzan

    • SQL standards compliance.

    • Documentation of existing MySQL code/algorithms.

    • Character set documentation.

  • Guilhem Bichot

    • Replication, from MySQL version 4.0.

    • Fixed handling of exponents for DECIMAL.

    • Author of mysql_tableinfo.

    • Backup (in 5.1).

  • Antony T. Curtis

    • Porting of the MySQL Database software to OS/2.

  • Mikael Ronstrom

    • Much of the initial work on NDB Cluster until 2000. Roughly half the code base at that time. Transaction protocol, node recovery, system restart and restart code and parts of the API functionality.

    • Lead Architect, developer, debugger of NDB Cluster 1994-2004

    • Lots of optimizations

  • Jonas Oreland

    • On-line Backup

    • The automatic test environment of MySQL Cluster

    • Portability Library for NDB Cluster

    • Lots of other things

  • Pekka Nouisiainen

    • Ordered index implementation of MySQL Cluster

    • BLOB support in MySQL Cluster

    • Charset support in MySQL Cluster

  • Martin Skold

    • Unique index implementation of MySQL Cluster

    • Integration of NDB Cluster into MySQL

  • Magnus Svensson

    • The test framework for MySQL Cluster

    • Integration of NDB Cluster into MySQL

  • Tomas Ulin

    • Lots of work on configuration changes for simple installation and use of MySQL Cluster

  • Konstantin Osipov

    • Prepared statements.

    • Cursors.

  • Dmitri Lenev

    • Time zone support.

    • Triggers (in 5.0).


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