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internetnews.com: MySQL 4.0.12 Ready to Roll

Mar 27, 2003, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"MySQL AB, which hawks a popular open source database to shake market share loose from such entrenched industry mainstays as Oracle and IBM, said Tuesday its flagship product is ready for public use and supports Intel Itanium 2 processors running Linux.

"The Swedish concern said MySQL 4.0.12 passed a series of tests with no fatal bugs and then completed so-called battle-testing, in which the software was heavily taxed in live environments for about three months.

"MySQL version 4.0 is now the standard code base for all MySQL database downloads. Available under the Free Software/Open Source GNU General Public License (GPL) or a non-GPL commercial license, MySQL has been gaining momentum, boasting 4 million installations, including such high-profile customers as Yahoo!, Lucent and Sony..."

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