Read this post today, http://mysqlha.blogspot.com/2010/02/dude-where-is-my-link.html. And I was amazed to find that on mysql.com it was so hard to download the community version of MySQL Server.
On the home page, could see links for
- Enterprise Products
- News and Events
Couldn’t find a link for Community Server Download or something similar, I’ve been working with MySQL for over 5 yrs, I know that the downloads and most of the useful stuff for open source devs like me is on http://dev.mysql.com. The Developer Zone hosts the following for us
- Community Server Downloads
- Documentation (which keeps changing its links)
- Beginner articles
- MySQL forge
- … and much more
I’m really surprised and ashamed of this MySQL’s or Ora@#$’s move to hide such a widely used link.
I’ve done my part in adding
rel='nofollow' attribute to http://mysql.com