[debian-mysql] Mysql 5.6 for experimental?

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Wed Apr 11 18:12:31 UTC 2012

	I'm not Clint howeevr I believe I can offer a reply.

	You probably want to build up your commitment slowly. So I would say 
the first step is can you download the Debian source from the svn 
repository and build it. If it fails you could email this list. I think 
we would want the full build log as an attachment. I don't think the 
instructions for building from the repository are perfect but I managed 
to work them so they cannot be too bad. ;-)

	I you get past that stage you could try sending BTS patches for bugs 
and where necessary showing how the bug can be reproduced.

	Once you have done a few of those if you are ready to take the plunge 
you should apply for SVN write access.

On 11/04/12 11:19, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Brent Clark<brentgclarklist at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 11/04/2012 11:04, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>>> Sorry if that sounded a bit harsh. AFAIK 5.6 is a development release,
>>> see http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.6.html
>>> 5.5 is a generally available (GA) / stable release.
>> No need to apologise. I should have double checked.
>> Got all excited when I read ' ... batch of improvements'
>> Thanks again for replying, and the work that you do. Its greatly
>> appreciated.
> To be fair, I don't do any packaging work on MySQL. I wouldn't mind
> doing some though.
> Clint, how can others help you?

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