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Where Percona software goes before it’s released

 | June 24, 2012 |  Posted In: Percona Software


Where does software go while it’s waiting for release? The answer is: our experimental repository!

For anywhere from a few days to a week before we release them, we stage our software releases in the TESTING download area and in separate software repositories for Debian/Ubuntu and CentOS/RHEL. This is so that we can co-ordinate things such as release notes on the web site, blog posts and to ensure that we have a safe testing ground before we unleash them to the world.

You can always get Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup TESTING binaries from:

For example, if you went there currently you’d find the upcoming Percona XtraBackup 2.0.1 release due later this week.


Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith has a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB. he is also one of the founding core developers of the Drizzle database server. He served at Percona from 2011-2014. He is a former Percona employee.

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