[development] Drop MySQL 3 support
sdondley at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 22:57:51 UTC 2006
For whatever it's worth, I would support dropping 3.23 and 4.0 support.
On 7/14/06, Antony Simmonds <antony.simmonds at manukau.ac.nz> wrote:
> 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.
> > http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/mysql_lifecycle_policy.pdf
> > 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.
> > 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.
> A lot of service providers run Debian, which has recently dropped
> security support for the old stable (woody) distribution that shipped
> with MySQL 3.23. http://www.debian.org/News/2006/20060601
> The current stable (sarge) distribution has been released for about a
> year now, includes both MySQL 4.0 and 4.1, and support for this release
> will probably continue for a couple of years (depending on when etch is
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