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    December 12, 2012

Thank You MySQL Community! MySQL 5.6.9 Release Candidate Available Now!

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The MySQL Community continues its good work in testing and refining MySQL 5.6, and as such the next iteration of the 5.6 Release Candidate is now available for download.  You can get MySQL 5.6.9 here (look under the "Development Releases" tab).  This version is the result of feedback we have gotten since MySQL 5.6.7 was announced at MySQL Connect in late September. As iron sharpens iron, Community feedback sharpens the quality and performance of MySQL so please download 5.6.9 and let us know how we can improve it as we move toward the production-ready product release in early 2013.

MySQL 5.6 is designed to meet the agility demands of the next generation of web apps and services and includes across the board improvements to the Optimizer, InnoDB performance/scale and online DDL operations, self-healing Replication, Performance Schema Instrumentation, Security and developer enabling NoSQL functionality

You can learn all the details and follow MySQL Engineering blogs on all of the key features in this MySQL DevZone article.

On a related note, plan to join this week's live webinars to learn more about MySQL 5.6 Self-Healing Replication Clusters and Building the Next Generation of Web, Cloud, SaaS, Embedded Application and Services with MySQL 5.6.  Hurry!  Seating is limited!

 As always, thanks for your continued support of MySQL!

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Comments ( 3 )
  • guest Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Will there be a release that works with glibc older than 2.5? We're using 2.4 on our mysql servers today and it would be nice if we did not have to change OS

  • Rob Young Thursday, December 13, 2012

    MySQL 5.6 supports OL/RHEL 5 and higher. Which means our generic Linux binaries for 5.6 are based on OL/RHEL 5 and that platform is glibc 2.5. BTW, it looks like we need to update the dropdown on the 5.6.9 download page as it currently reflects "Oracle & RedHat Linux 4 & 5" which is obviously not right. Will get it fixed soon.

  • guest Thursday, January 3, 2013

    Special thanks Mysql community.

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