By Giuseppe Maxia on Jun 04, 2009
All this started during a long drive from Charlottesville to Washington, back in November 2008, when I and Dups discussed the status of MySQL Community web presence.
We agreed that we needed to enhance the usefulness of the tools for the community, and MySQL Planet was the first candidate for change. Externally, you have noticed very little until now. First, a login, then the voting system, the Buzz, the Italian, Japanese, and Russian aggregators, an improved treatment for group blogs, and finally the Tags and Searching.
Behind the scenes, there is much more. Dups has been refactoring most of the Planet MySQL code, with the goal of integrating it with the main site. The idea is to eventually allow users to search and use the information available in several formats, such as blogs, forums, presentations, articles, events, and to connect them to each other.
With today's release, we finally see a good reason for logging in to Planet MySQL. Now you can edit tags, thus making the blog posts more useful and easily searchable.
Kudos to Dups and Lenz for the results we got so far. However, there is much more in the making. Stay tuned for the next improvements.