We were chatting with Jeremy Cole today and he brought to my attention last version of MySQL Community Eddition (5.0.51) was released in November 2007 – over 7 months ago. MySQL 5.0.51a and MySQL 5.0.51b security fixes were released but these can’t be considered proper releases.
If we look at the old Kaj’s Announcement we can see there suppose to be 2 yearly binary releases (which are overdue) and 4 predictable yearly source releases, which we have not seen either.
Though, Honestly, I do not care that much any more. I have adapted my ways not to go to dev.mysql.com for MySQL downloads any more but go to mirror.provenscaling.com, where Jeremy Cole promptly publish MySQL Enterprise sources and binaries. We take sources and add spice them up with other community extensions which can’t ever get included in official MySQL tree and use that version instead.
It is worth to mention at the same time there are some improvements when it comes to development community MySQL now moved sources to launchpad – now it makes it easier for you as contributor to create your branch or grab and test someone elses. If you’re just looking for stable, recent, binary MySQL Community release, there is little MySQL offers you.