[development] Drop MySQL 3 support
kieran at civicspacelabs.org
Fri Jul 14 16:50:36 UTC 2006
On Jul 14, 2006, at 9:06 AM, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> Hi there!
> MySQL AB (the company behind our most used database) has announced
> a change in support options for their database products.
> According to this document, the active support for MySQL 3.23 will
> end at the last of this month (ie on two weeks) and the extended
> support will end on the end of this year.
> I therefore propose that we formally drop support of MySQL 3 as of
> Drupal 4.8 which will appear later this year.
> MySQl 4.0's active support will end the last of September, we could
> consider dropping support for it too. Extended support will run
> until the end of 2008.
If we could assume 4.1 or higher for 4.8 that would be very useful.
4.7 will work with 3.23 and 4.0 for at least 6 months giving folks
plenty of time and options.
I'll look into a what standards are support in MySQL 4.1 that would
be compatible with other DBs that we could use.
> Dropping both MySQL 3 and 4.0 would enable us to rewrite some parts
> of our SQL queries. The extend of this would need to be researched.
> I know that people will argue with "but there are so many ISPs that
> still run 3.23". ISPs that still run 3.23 after it has been retired
> by the supporting company are probably not worth the money you them.
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