Percona is glad to announce the ALPHA release of Percona Server 5.6.6-60.1 on September 14, 2012 (Downloads are available here and from the EXPERIMENTAL Percona Software Repositories, although currently only for RHEL/CentOS as we are working on ensuring compatibility with our Debian/Ubuntu packages).
Based on MySQL 5.6.6, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.6-60.1 is the second ALPHA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.6.6-60.1 milestone at Launchpad.
This release does NOT include all the features and fixes in Percona Server 5.5. A list of features included is provided below.
- Based on MySQL 5.6.6 and contains all the improvements and bug fixes that come with it.
- fast_index_creation variable has been removed, it is replaced by the MySQL 5.6’s ALGORITHM= option to ALTER TABLE
- HandlerSocket has been removed from the tree. It was not built with the 5.6.5-60.0 binaries and may return when HandlerSocket supports MySQL 5.6.
- SHOW [GLOBAL] TEMPORARY TABLES functionality is now only available via the TEMPORARY_TABLES and GLOBAL_TEMPORARY_TABLES INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables.