[development] Minimum MySQL version
ben.lewis at benl.co.uk
Sun Feb 10 15:02:56 UTC 2008
On Sunday 10 February 2008 02:24:42 pm Nancy Wichmann wrote:
> Indeed, MySql 6 is actually available to some. I have already encountered
> things that don't work as well in 4 as they do in 5.
If MySQL 6 is available then we should definitely target version 5, else we
will just be carrying even more baggage around to support 6 in the future!
> ++1 for me.
> Nancy E. Wichmann, PMP
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> From: development-bounces at drupal.org
> [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org]On Behalf Of Larry Garfield Sent:
> Sunday, February 10, 2008 2:12 AM
> To: development at drupal.org
> Subject: [development] Minimum MySQL version
> This has been discussed in a few circles, but this seems the optimal place
> for it. I propose that for Drupal 7 we make MySQL 5.0 our minimum MySQL
> Active support for MySQL 4.1 has long-since ended. It is in
> legacy/extended support status now only. The same is true of MySQL 4.0,
> which we've already left behind (fortunately).
> Now, let's be realistic. Drupal 7 is most likely a year away from release,
> give or take a month. Like previous versions, it will likely be the
> premiere release for a year or so. In that year, MySQL 4.1 will cease even
> extended support, at the end of 2009, just as MySQL 4.1 legacy support ends
> at the end of this year. That means by the time Drupal 7 ships, with PHP
> 5.2 as a minimum requirement, MySQL 4.1 will be about as modern as PHP 4.2.
> What does MySQL 5 offer us?
> 1) SQL Views
> 2) Stored procedures
> 3) Perhaps most importantly, many many fewer minor versions each with their
> own bugs for us to have to work around.
> 4) The full changelog
> I am flexible on which minor version of MySQL 5.0 to target, but a year
> from now there will be no point to keeping MySQL 4.1 around anymore. Let's
> plan ahead to make Drupal 7 the "all 5s" release. :-)
>  http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/lifecycle/#calendar
>  http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-x.html
> Larry Garfield AIM: LOLG42
> larry at garfieldtech.com ICQ: 6817012
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