There are numerous MySQL UDFs available in the public domain. However, most UDFs appear standalone. Often, binaries are not included: only the source code is available. In many cases, it is not straightforward to compile binaries for different platforms. Likewise, documentation and installation instructions are either scarce or missing. Also, there is little consistency with regard to naming conventions, error handling and error reporting.
The MySQL UDF Repository tries to improve that situation.
GoalsHere's a list of things the MySQL UDF Repository aims to offer:
- Libraries that contain a coherent collection of UDFs instead of standalone, ad hoc functions.
- Consistent approach with regard to naming conventions, error handling and error reporting.
- Downloads of both source as well as binaries for popular platforms.
- Online documentation that covers compilation, installation, implementation and examples.
- Supporting scripts to compile and install and test the libraries.
- All libraries released using a permissive open source license
How to participate
If you want to contribute or if you want to be kept up to date of this project, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All response and feedback is welcome. When it turns out that there is a sufficient amount of interested people, we'll setup mailinglists and/or rss feeds.