All posts by Erlend Dahl

About Erlend Dahl

Erlend Dahl is the Release Manager for MySQL Server 8.0. Prior to joining Oracle, he held positons with Sun Microsystems, Clustra Inc. and Luleå University of Technology. He did his studies in Norway and France and holds a dr.scient. (Ph.D.) in pure mathematics from the University of Oslo.

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.…