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New MySQL Community release – Great job MySQL !

 | August 8, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements


Wow!. New MySQL Community release – MySQL 5.0.67 is just out which as manual says first community release since 5.0.51b. I just recently complained about community release irregularity and I’m glad to see the new release after all.

I only hope this will not be one time event but MySQL will follow its own promises of regular schedule of source and binary MySQL Community releases.

My even deeper hope, though, is MySQL will finally become rational and will stop walking their customers (users of MySQL Enterprise version) over mine field and allow community to check code changes first because of pushing them to the customers. MySQL Enterprise branch had enough serious problems which have been caught quickly by community testing. This also will mean turning back from “what is easy to sell” to “what customers need” as a product driving priority.

Peter Zaitsev

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.


  • Hi Peter,

    Just wondering if you had an in site word on whats going on with 5.1? Sun promised it from the end of Q2 though its still in RC. Most of the guys on the webinars say ‘it will be ready when its done’ though it just seems that like with community release 5.0 something’s going on behind the scenes….



  • Trent,

    The 5.1 not being released as GA means quality is not yet up to high standards you should expect from MySQL. I’m happy it is this way though might be concerned it is taking so much time to work the bugs out. It would be much worse if it would be released with subpar quality as MySQL 5.0 was for example.

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