[debian-mysql] mysql-5.1

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 24 18:03:04 UTC 2012

Excerpts from Olaf van der Spek's message of Tue Apr 24 02:35:39 -0700 2012:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Nicholas Bamber <nicholas at periapt.co.uk> wrote:
> > I don't approach 5.1 with any sort of relish. However I think we have a duty
> > to maintain it until the freeze as otherwise it will undermine Debian's
> > release cycle. Or at the very least we ought to check with the release team.
> What's the plan for next stable? 5.1? 5.5? Both?

I'd prefer to see MySQL 5.5 in wheezy, but if its too late for that
transition, then I suppose we can't get that done. It would be a shame,
because 5.5 is a much better release. As soon as MySQL 5.6 arrives,
Oracle will start the process of deprecating 5.1 and stop providing
security updates for it quite soon. They do not maintain 3 GA releases.

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