Participation from the contributor community is an important factor in the success of the MySQL open-source project. There are many ways in which you can help improving the software:
- By Contributing Code (e.g. patches for bug fixes or implementing new features)
- By Write Quality Bug Reports
- By Suggesting Features:While paying customers can influence the direction and feature set of the MySQL server and tools, you can too.
The public WorkLog allows you to vote and comment on features that have already been documented and specified.
If you can't find your suggestion in WorkLog yet, the best way to submit a feature request is to file a bug report marked as "S4/Feature Request" in our Bugs Database and be vocal about it. Blog about it! Gather support from others for your idea! Find someone who can implement it! Be vocal!
- By commenting on WorkLog tasks.The engineering or product management teams are keen to receive community input. If you have an interest, or experience with, any of the topics related to these worklog tasks, we encourage you to add a comment to the specific task on the task page. By adding a comment, the developers assigned to that task will receive your input and be able to comment on that input.
See the Advocate MySQL page for more suggestions and details about how to contribute to the MySQL project on a less technical level.