MySQL 5.1 is released

There has been a lot of hoopla with regards to the GA release of MySQL 5.1. I’ve been using it on and off for quite a number of things, and during all my demonstrations, I make extensive use of it.

MySQL 5.1

My advice?

  1. Test it. If something’s not right, report a bug
  2. See your fix, probably go into 5.1.31 or 5.1.32

The 5.1.31 tree is already quite busy. It can only be even better, with more extensive testing. And if history shows anything, people tend to only start using things when they’re GA (not even RC). A point of note: MySQL 5.1 release schedule – please read it.