[erlang-questions] Emysql: a cry for help (Harbinger is releasing control)

Tim McGilchrist <>
Mon Dec 15 02:14:46 CET 2014


I've got some spare cycles that I'd like to put towards this project, I may regret it but that's for my future self to deal with :-)
Database libraries have always kinda sucked IMO in erlang and I'd like to try improving that situation.

I've got a decent enough grasp of the language and the problem space (I think), but would appreciate having someone to bounce ideas off. 
Suppose I start with doing a triage of the open issues and go from there.

Adding a github organisation sounds like a win to me, it'd fix some of the issues around finding the official mysql driver and having a group of interested contributors.

Tim

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On 20 Nov 2014, at 8:29 am, Jesper Louis Andersen <> wrote:

> It sounds really awesome you would take over the work by volunteering with no time at all :) However, much as I would like to add you to the repository, it is not mine. It is owned by Henning Diedrich, but I can vouch for you to be added if need be. Also, the immediate work that needs done is to triage all the open PRs and pull those in which makes sense. I don't want to be the judge too much on the direction to take though my style has mostly been to stay backwards compatible at all costs. Mostly because one has to strike a balance deciding if this is development or maintenance.
> 
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Michael Truog <> wrote:
> > On 11/19/2014 08:18 AM, Jesse Gumm wrote:
> >
> > On Nov 19, 2014 10:16 AM, "Jesse Gumm" <> wrote:
> >>
> >> What about creating an organization on github called emysql and move the
> >> repo over to that, promoting a handful of team members whose contributions
> >> you trust to be acceptable.
> >>
> >> Then we don't have to figure out whose repo is "official" every couple of
> >> years, just promote contributors to the repo and magical things happen.
> >>
> >> -Jesse
> >
> >
> > I agree.  This approach makes the most sense.
> 
> One other option - and this one would minimize moving parts until the
> library is (wave hands) re-launched as something better - is for
> Jesper to just add some of us as contributors to deal with the PRs.
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