Category Archives: Process

MySQL Server Maintenance Releases

After a version of MySQL Server has been declared GA, Oracle releases regular maintenance updates: the 5.6 GA was 5.6.10 and we are now at 5.6.17.

A lot of work goes into the maintenance releases. The purpose of this blog post is to show you a little bit of what happens on behind the curtains in the Oracle sweatshop that actually produces a maintenance release and to give you an insight into our thinking around testing, quality and bug fixing.…

New Feature Qualification

Early this year Oracle released  MySQL 5.6 – Best MySQL Release Ever. This release delivered not only quality, but also quantity in terms of number of features. See a comprehensive list here . The blogs below also refer to the massive changes introduced in 5.6
http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2013/01/27/mysql-5-6-improvements-in-the-nutshell/
http://www.flamingspork.com/blog/2013/03/05/mysql-code-size/

It is no mean task to deliver so many features with high quality that too for a feature rich product like MySQL.…