Saturday, 20 October 2007

MySQL 5.1 errata sheet

As indicated last week, we have decided to start producing a condensed report of outstanding issues in our current development release, MySQL 5.1.

This list is now available as part of our reference manual at

The list is updated daily based on the then-current status in our bug database.

The purpose of the list is to make it possible for our users to more easily make an informed judgement about whether our development release is ready for them to test and use. While the corresponding bugs have already been openly and publicly available for searching in our bug database, I hope this list is easier to navigate, as it is compiled into one web page that is sorted into categories such as

  • C API

  • Client

  • Connector/J

  • Server: Backup

  • Server: Charsets

  • Server: Cluster

  • Server: Events

  • Server: I_S (Information Schema)

  • Server: InnoDB

  • Server: Partition

  • Server: RBR (Row-based replication)

  • Server: Replication

Hence, if you're into using Row-based replication, read through the corresponding section. Our goal is to make it easy for you to know whether any of the outstanding bugs are relevant for you.

The list also contains target fix releases (with 5.1.23 currently being the next one), and links directly into the bugs system for detailed inspection of the bug description.

1 comment:

  1. Kaj, this is VERY helpful. I just discovered the character set issue with mysqldump myself last week.

    This is a big step forward in quality, from the user's point of view. Now it's much easier to see the state of things.