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Huge milestones: mysql 5.0 and Wine 0.9

Huge milestones: mysql 5.0 and Wine 0.9

MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user, SQL (Structured Query Language) Database Management System (DBMS) with an estimated six million installations. MySQL AB makes MySQL available as open source software / free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL), but they also sell it under traditional commercial licensing arrangements for cases where the intended use is incompatible with use of the GPL. [Wikipedia]

MySQl is powering a lot of open source application all over the world (for example my homepage with #Joomla CMS, phpnuke, postnuke …), a lot of internet provider let you define at least 1 to 5 database.
MySQL 5.0 is the most significant product upgrade in the company’s ten-year history, and the list of new features is impressive and futhfill a lot of requirements from small to middle complexity applications

Wine is a project to allow a PC running a Unix-like operating system and the X Window System to run x86 programs for Microsoft Windows. Alternately, those wishing to port a Windows application to a Unix-like system can compile it against the Wine libraries. The name was derived from the recursive acronym "Wine Is Not an Emulator" (it implements a compatibility layer), although some have used the unofficial expansion "Windows Emulator". Although the forms "WINE" and "wine" of the name are sometimes used, the developers have agreed on the now correct "Wine". [Wikipedia]

Note I have personally already tested following major tools (which I can not live without) under my SuSE box: XMLspy, Beyond compare, HP49 emulator without any pain using a daily build of WINE (beginn of 2005)

This is release 0.9 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. After 12 years of development, this release marks the beginning of the beta testing phase. Everybody is encouraged to try it; while there are still bugs, most applications are expected to at least install and do something useful. from release 0.9 anouncement

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.