I’ve just come across the following post on new 5.1 and 6.0 replication features which was quite interesting.
A few features mentioned such as:
- pluggable replication architecture
- semi-synchronous replication
- time-delayed replication
- scriptable replication
sound like things what are going the right way. For those of still using 5.0 we’ll have to wait for quite a long time before we will actually be able to use them. At least some of this gives us an incentive to upgrade.
No mention yet of N:1 replication, or making the replication process separate from the main mysqld process. The latter is much easier now and would only require minimal hooks in a plugin at each send of the replication path. However, these are things that can come in the future.
So I’m looking forward to seeing how things progress and what other new features will be added.