"Even with all the drama surrounding Oracle's pending
acquisition of Sun and critics' concerns about its impact on
Oracle's open source database competition, Sun developers are still
hard at work on MySQL. One of the fruits of their labors is the
recent MySQL 5.5 milestone 2 development release, which introduces
many new features to the open source database -- some of which were
originally intended for MySQL 6.0.
"MySQL has been talking about the MySQL 6.0 release for nearly
two years. The most recent generally available stable release from
MySQL is the 5.1 release, which debuted a year ago after both delay
"After the 5.1 release, MySQL developers changed the model for
rolling out new releases to encourage a rapider and more stable
release cycle. Since then, that's culminated in some features
earmarked for 6.0 making their appearance early."
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