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    Any News on Mysql5

    I was wondering if anyone has information on the status, release date, etc.. On MySQL 5, I know that it is in alpha but wondering when they might have a full version done.

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    The MySQL team has been on an 18 month release cycle, or close to. That's the time it took 3.23 and 4.0 to go from alpha to stable. I would assume that 4.1 and 5.0 will follow these same basic paths so that would make 5.0 stable around June 2005. Of course they have aplha, beta and gamma releases in between there. In general MySQL beta releases are solid and gamma may as well be final so I don't think it will be too long before we can get our hands on a solid 5.0 platform to play with.

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    If mysql is lacking in something you need now, why not try Postgres?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboweb
    If mysql is lacking in something you need now, why not try Postgres?
    Maybe he has 200,000 lines of PHP+SQL code that he would rather not completely port to Postgresql

    I personnaly have considered switching to postgresql because I could really use stored-proc and triggers, but having to port all my code would take too much time so I'm stuck waiting for MySQL to release MySQL 5.1 stable (sometime in 2007 maybe ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betcour
    ... so I'm stuck waiting for MySQL to release MySQL 5.1 stable (sometime in 2007 maybe ?)
    and meanwhile your site is off the air?

    that doesn't make any sense

    if you've got 200,000 lines of code, they can't all be written for mysql 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    if you've got 200,000 lines of code, they can't all be written for mysql 5
    No, but a lot of the code can just stay the way it is (not everything needs stored-proc and triggers). As for the stuff that can benefit from the new features, I can progressively upgrade/refactor it without having to take the site down or taking too much risk by changing too much code at once.

    Upgrading code progressively component by component is a lot easier (and less disruptive) than having to rewrite everything on a test-system then deploying the whole thing in one big swoop ; and praying that nothing goes wrong.


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