Opensuse 12.3 MySQL
I don't want to make the change away from MySQL. I write a lot of programs that interface with databases directly and I don't know how they would behave with MariaDB. If anyone knows how C++ and Java interface with MariaDB I would be interested to hear.
I want to tweak the config of the MySQL database at startup. Where is the config now. Is it still /etc/my.cnf? It says not to edit the file at the top? I assume that it would be ok to edit this file and it will not be over written by an update?