[drupal-devel] MySQL 3, MySQL 4 and MySQL 5

K B kbahey at gmail.com
Sun May 1 18:06:59 UTC 2005

Speaking for myself, I am already on 4.0.18 on my test machine at
home, and 4.0.24 on my hosting account.

So, for me, 3.x support can go away.

Perhaps a poll on Drupal.org on "what version of MySQL is your hosting
company using" give us an idea on how much of each is out there in the

Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 19:25:34 +0200
From: Dries Buytaert <dries at buytaert.net>
Subject: [drupal-devel] MySQL 3, MySQL 4 and MySQL 5
To: drupal-devel at drupal.org
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At what point should we drop MySQL 3 support?

MySQL 4 has been released on October 21, 2001 [1] and a MySQL 5 BETA
release is already available from [2].

>From my investigation, making MySQL 4 a requirement would allow us to
use row-level locking and transactions, two features that are becoming
increasingly important.  If would allow us to get rid of the various
MySQL errors, and would bring us one step closer to true database
integrity.  It would be nice if we could take advantage of these in
Drupal 4.7.

[1] http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/news/article_81.html
[2] http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html


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