“Apple has removed access to a built-in MySQL installation in the new Lion Server, released last week, and replaced it with PostgreSQL,” MacNN reports. “Users do still have multiple options to use MySQL, however.”
“The MySQL files from Snow Leopard Server can be reinstalled if needed, but those upgrading from Snow Leopard Server to Lion Server will see their existing MySQL binaries and databases preserved,” MacNN reports. “Users can also take the opportunity to upgrade MySQL to the current version, which was not supported under Snow Leopard Server and is more advanced. Another option (if applicable) is to migrate existing databases over to the provided PostgreSQL, which offers better security and support than MySQL.”
MacNN reports, “MySQL was not the only component “missing” from Lion Server compared to Snow Leopard Server. The new release — which reduced the price from $500 to $50 — has also dropped native support for TomCat, Axis, Mobile Access and Apple’s own QuickTime Streaming Server. For many users, it is difficult to tell if Apple is simply moving responsibility for keeping such programs up-to-date back onto the developers and users (as it has done with Java and now MySQL) in order to allow users more leeway in choosing versions or branches — or if it is slowly exiting out of the server market altogether.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]
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