Thursday, 18 January 2007

MySQL continues providing Windows binaries for free

Contrary to some reports in the community, MySQL will continue providing binaries both for Windows and other operating systems. All our download pages, including those for MySQL 5.0, have binaries today, and will continue to have them.

The source-only releases we introduced with 5.0.33 (and will continue to provide in the future)are just in addition to the binary-and-source releases. The current latest binary-and-source MySQL Community Server release is 5.0.27, and I expect MySQL 5.0.35 Community Server to be released as binary-and-source within a month, both for Windows and our other platforms. This is as we always planned it, and tried to communicate it. I am sorry our communication has not been clear enough.

5 comments:

  1. [...] In a recent article, I wrote about how mysql will no longer provide binaries for windows. This isn’t true. In a recent article Here, the full story is explained: [...]

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  2. [...] It looks like it looks like there are going a lot of discussions about future of MySQL Community Binaries, see for example this post and Kaj’s clarifications. [...]

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  3. [...] MySQL are not getting rid of binaries in the Community release, as Kaj has stated. Maybe we weren’t clear enough in our communication, and we’re clearly sorry. I think Kaj’s initial announcement was clear, but maybe a tabular form might be easier to understand? Keep in mind that odd numbers equate to Community releases, and even numbers equate to Enterprise releases. [...]

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  4. [...] A pesar de los rumores al contrario, MySQL asegura que seguirá ofreciendo versiones del programa para Windows bajo la licencia GPL. Kaj Arno, asegura en su blog, wue a pesar de intentar comunicarlo, MySQL no expresó su postura demasiado claro cuando decidieron dividir el modelo de sus licencias recientemente. Thank you for reading this post. You can now Leave A Comment (0) or Leave A Trackback. [...]

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  5. [...] After the introduction of the MySQL Enterprise Server, and the subsequent source-only release of Community Server 5.0.33, there was concern that MySQL would no longer provide official binary builds of the free Community Server. Fortunately, these concerns have now been addressed, but we will have to wait longer for binary releases. [...]

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