MRE request: mysql-5.5

Adam Conrad adconrad at
Fri Feb 7 00:44:26 UTC 2014

On Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 03:04:18PM -0800, Clint Byrum wrote:
> > So users get a micro release bump that includes bugfixes when there is a
> > security update, but do not get bugfixes if there is an upstream stable
> > release that do not include any security updates.
> > 
> > Given that this happens, it is an odd situation that users end up
> > effectively waiting for a security vulnerability to get any intermediate
> > bugfixes.
> +1 from me. Oracle has committed to not breaking backward compatibility
> in these releases unless it is a security flaw to be backward
> compatible. They've delivered on that, and I think this MRE is a slam
> dunk.

I'm inclined to agree on the general slam-dunkiness of this proposal as
well.  The history for mysql microreleases has been quite good, and it
would make a lot of sense to ship them more regularly.

... Adam

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