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September 09, 2008


I'm not trying to be a negative Nancy here, but how much longer is MySQL going to string people along? To me, if 5.1 has taken this long to be released, something seems to be broken with the process. Badly.

Is posting the picture a way of indicating that this is an April Fool's Joke? :)

I can understand that reaction. 5.1 has taken longer than expected. That said, I think our processes have improved a lot and we will also get some benefits from Sun here going forward. There's no doubt in my mind that with both the 5.0 and 5.1 releases we tried to cram in too much stuff and as a result it took longer. Going forward we will move to have more frequent releases but perhaps with less ambitious features in each.

And I encourage you to try out 5.1 for yourself.

Actually I use 5.1 on a daily basis, although not in production. It's very nice which is why it's so terribly annoying that it's not stable yet :)

Given the very very late release of 5.1, can you really hold on to the current end of life cycle for 5.0?

Likely we'll extend the 5.0 EOL dates. We don't want to force anyone to move faster than they want to.

If there are specific instabilities that have been found in 5.1, please submit the bug or let me know.



I just wanted a colorful picture rather than a logo.


I really want you guys to win, but it sure seems like your development processes could use some work. Perhaps you could spend some time with your new Sun owners to understand their dev/release cycles.

I run three hospitals on Sun, and as interested as I am in adding MySQL to our world, I'd really like to know I can rely on your teams as I rely on any other element of my core infrastructure. Sun does this superbly well, I'd like to see you guys inherit that wisdom/maturity.

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