November 22, 2014

Percona Server and XtraBackup weekly news, February 19th

This week’s announcement is short: last week was pretty much all-hands-on-deck for our first 5.5.8 release. Still, it wasn’t ALL about the new release:

  • The beta release of Percona Server 5.5.8 is out! More details in the release notes.
  • There are ongoing discussions about parallel replication, as well as customer requests for enhancements to row-based replication (for example, making it work with more types of schema changes on a replica), but there is nothing concrete to announce.
  • Yasufumi is working on solving the problem with slow DROP TABLE performance in InnoDB.
  • There is a lot of work on packaging and build improvements, including some packaging improvements such as providing various dependencies better in Ubuntu.
  • A lot of new test cases! Our QA engineer Valentine Gostev is very busy thinking of ways to try to break things, and writing test cases for them.
About Baron Schwartz

Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL.
He is a former Percona employee.


  1. And where can I follow the work on packaging and build?

  2. I asked Ignacio to reply to you on that.

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