Category Archives: QA

MySQL 8.0: It’s doxygen time for MTR

Doxygen is a standard tool used for generating software reference documentation. Since the documentation is written within the code, it is relatively easy to keep it up to date.

In MySQL 8.0.0, the MySQL source code was documented with Doxygen and now in MySQL 8.0.1, the MySQL Test Framework(MTR) documentation is moved from current infrastructure to Doxygen.…

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.…