Thursday, September 7, 2006

Bricolage gets big boost from Google Summer of Code

David Wheeler from the Bricolage project just posted the results from three Google Summer of Code projects. It looks like the program was a success for Bricolage. Three contributors were sponsored: Marshall Roch, Christian Muise, and Andrei Arsu. These developers added some AJAX slickness to the UI, improved the way content types are defined, and (drum roll) added MySQL 5 support for Bricolage.

I really like PostgreSQL. From a functionality perspective, it has always been well ahead of MySQL. I think that more people will consider PostgreSQL now that EnterpriseDB can give it commercial software style support and provide an easy migration path from Oracle. However, lack of MySQL support was a constant nag on the mail lists and, for some, a barrier to adopting Bricolage. It is nice to see that that obstacle has been eliminated.