MySQL 5.1.26-rc released, and developer resources thoughts

Good news, MySQL 5.1.26-rc has been released. From the release notes: “MySQL 5.1.26-rc is slated to be the last release candidate before we declare MySQL 5.1 as “production ready” (GA).”

If I were you, I’d start testing it out in environments that you’re planning to run MySQL in, or upgrade to 5.1 in. Feedback and testing to iron out issues, is important, so if you find a bug that affects you, report it!

In other news, on the Sun Developer Network (SDN) site, there’s a couple of resources such as the Python Developer Center and the Ruby Developer Center. At MySQL, we’ve got the DevZone, focusing on languages such as Ruby and Python, with MySQL use. However, the resources can definitely be improved upon, and maybe there should be more synergy with SDN, if its getting more eyeballs than the DevZone. Thoughts on how to improve resources for developers? Please leave a comment

If you’ve not read Beyond LAMP, don’t hesitate to take a look-see. I learnt that there are a whole bucket-load of Web/App Servers out there.


  1. When will the fix for show up in 5.1?

  2. byte says:

    Hi Mark!

    I have word that the patch is being reviewed, and if its safe for 5.1, it will be included. Will it show up in GA, I’m unsure, but its definitely slated to go into 5.1 (as opposed to 6.0 like we thought before). Sergei is looking into this.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Any idea when 5.1 will be GA? I can’t find a schedule anywhere and I’ve been waiting what seems like a very long time for this release. Thanks.