MySQL.org: MySQL 3.23 Declared StableJan 22, 2001, 08:19 (2 Talkback[s])
"MySQL, the worlds most widely used Open Source Database, version 3.23, is now declared stable. It's been almost two years since the previous version 3.22 was declared stable in January 1999. This means that MySQL 3.23 can now be safely used in production environments. Version 3.23 was released under the GNU GPL-license in June 2000 and has been available in several pre-stable versions ever since."
"Apart from being more stable, more optimized and more portable, the MySQL 3.23 release has several major features not present in the 3.22 or 3.21 releases. These include: full-text search, replication between a master and many slaves and several new table handlers that support large files and transactions by using the Berkeley DB library from Sleepycat Software to implement transaction-safe tables."
"Chief developer Michael "Monty" Widenius and the MySQL Development Team will now focus on the upcoming 4.0 version of MySQL. The only future changes in version 3.23 will include bug fixes and some fine tuning of the replication and BerkeleyDB code."