[debian-mysql] tentative release notes item
robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 20 15:17:17 UTC 2017
On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:46:24AM +1100, Vincent McIntyre wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:01:02AM +0000, Robie Basak wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 03:45:56PM +1100, Vincent McIntyre wrote:
> > > + The <systemitem role="package">virtual-mysql-*</systemitem> packages
> > > + will continue to exist.
> > > + MySQL continues to be maintained in Debian, but bugs in version 5.7
> > > + prevented it being included in &Releasename;.
> > This is inaccurate. The security and release teams vetoed MySQL in
> > stretch against the wishes of the Debian MySQL maintainers team. Bugs
> > have nothing to do with it (except the blocking bug that the release
> > team filed to remove MySQL from stretch to implement this policy).
> > We continue to maintain MySQL 5.7 in sid.
> > I don't know how you want to express this in the release notes,
> > but I don't think the current text is OK to leave as-is.
> Thank you for clarifying this. How about
> + The <systemitem role="package">virtual-mysql-*</systemitem> packages
> + will continue to exist.
This bit is correct. Packages should continue to depend on
virtual-mysql-* as an alternative so that users can drop in MySQL
instead (where it is possible).
> + MySQL continues to be maintained in Debian and will be
> + included in future stable releases.
I think "will be included in future stable releases" is misleading.
Whether MySQL is in any future stable release is entirely down to the
security and release teams, as the maintainers continue to want it
(including in stretch). There is no issue in Debian maintainence of
MySQL, nor in the packaging. The issue the security and release teams
have is with upstream.
I'd like to see MySQL return to a stable release in the future. But
there is no indication from the release or security teams that they'd
agree to this, and the current status is exactly the opposite. So I
believe that it is unlikely. We do intend to continue maintaining MySQL
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