Logins at PlanetMySQL? What's going on?
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Feb 26, 2009
As Ronald Bradford noticed there have been some changes at planetmysql.org today. For one thing, planetmysql.org is now part of the mysql.com family of websites, sure you will still be able to use planetmysql.org, but all now redirect to planet.mysql.com.
PlanetMySQL now takes its place next to the Forge, Forums, Developer Zone and the main MySQL.com web site. You may now move your user account between Forums, DevZone, www.mysql.com and PlanetMySQL seamlessly. The same login credentials can be used on the Forge.
This may not seem like a gigantic leap, but what it means is that the Planet has finally had a code change underneath to become part of the most recent MySQL.com platform. It means that we are running Zend Framework and the MySQL.com set of objects and code libraries that allow us to extend the Planet's functionalities.
Wait, you ask, there's more changes in the works? Of course!
For now the changes are pretty minor:
- Logins are now available on PlanetMySQL.
- The "Most Active" list is now split between Authors and Team Blogs (employee team blogs are so marked, just like employees before).
- New feed submissions now require a mysql.com account.
- The FAQ has been updated.
I'm hoping these changes will mean more fun to come. Suggestions on how to improve PlanetMySQL are always welcome.