[development] Drop MySQL 3 support

John Joseph Bachir jjb at ibiblio.org
Sat Jul 15 00:20:20 UTC 2006

On Fri, 14 Jul 2006, Ray Zimmerman wrote:

> On Jul 14, 2006, at 5:27 PM, Chris Johnson 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
>> Given this announcement, I agree completely with Gerhard.  Let's drop 
>> support for MySQL 3.x and consider dropping support for 4.0 as well with 
>> Drupal release 4.8.
> Just to be clear, extended support (security updates and fixes for severity 
> level 1 bugs) for MySQL 4.0 does extend through the end of 2008. So the lack 
> of security updates argument only applies to 3.x.
> 	Ray

And many distros are stuck witih 4.0, including RHEL 4. I think requiring 
4.1 would be a royal pain for thousands of users, no?

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