I’ve just read post http://www.planetmysql.org/kaj/?p=123 about MySQL plans of including community contributions into releases. I understand MySQL’s interest to make releases stable, and includes contributions only into development tree, but this is not something I would like to see.
Look, MySQL 5.0 was shipped as production on 19 October 2005. Since almost 2 years there is no 5.1 GA, it is still on road. That means if we push our changes into development tree 5.2, the our contrinution will be released in 2 years. Actually this fact make me absolutelly not interested in contrubution my skills into improving MySQL.
One more thing I think about – the difference between between Enterprise and Community releases in 5.0 is only SHOW PROFILE patch, the same probably will be in 5.1. I just wonder how the single patch makes difference, so there is a need to make two different braches – Community and Enterprise.
(P.S For PlanerMySQL.org readers this post was written by Vadim, not Peter)