The latest version of MySQL Sakila SWAG is being beta tested this week at the Pacific Northwest PHP Conference.The plush toy version of Sakila is very popular but the MySQL Community Team is exploring an alternative stress relief version.
Why a new Sakila when the old one is so popular? We on the MySQL Community Team are always looking for ways to extend and enhance our outreach. Plush toys often encounter a harsh environment such a drool from small children or pets, tearing from rough handling, and finally they get dirty from repeated handling. The new Sakilas have a plastic coating proven to be largely drool resistant and washable. Both are about the same size and weight (important when you bring a hundred to a show and have to carry them around!) and have inherent Dolphin cuteness.So please, if you get the change, test the new Sakila and send any bug reports to me.