[debian-mysql] Bug#840855: Bug#840855: mysql-server: MySQL 5.7?

Clint Byrum spamaps at debian.org
Sat Oct 15 16:10:43 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Olaf van der Spek's message of 2016-10-15 17:59:36 +0200:
> Package: mysql-server
> Version: 5.5.52-0+deb8u1
> Severity: wishlist
> Dear Maintainer,
> What's the plan for MySQL 5.7? AFAIK it was released in April, will it be included in Stretch?

The release and security teams have decided that MySQL will live only in
unstable for stretch due to the perceived complications with tracking
security patches in MySQL.

I have not heard anything from our most excellent active maintainers,
but I suspect they may decide it's not worth it to do the work to ship
5.7 in unstable only.

If you disagree with this position, I suggest you email the security
and release team to see if there's anything that can be done to change

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