Ben Clewett wrote:
> Approximately when will 5.0.1 be available as stable release?
5.0.1 will never change, it is out (and obsolete by now).
You probably refer to the 5.0 family of releases, of which 5.0.9-beta
was published last week.
The 5.0 releases have to pass the "beta" and later "release candidate"
stages before being declared "stable". Please see my reply to this list
on July 14, titled "Re: MySQL 5.0.x", for a longer explanation.
> If we upgraded to 5.0.1 now, is this stable for all the features in
> 4.1.9? So could we safely move now?
Again: I hope _nobody_ will install 5.0.1 now, but rather the newest
available version of 5.0, which currently is 5.0.9.
5.0.9 is labeled "beta", according to MySQL's criteria.
This labeling is for the whole version only, not divided into "old" and
"new" features. As a new feature can (in general) not be added without
touching existing (= "old") code, such a distinction would not make sense.
(True, the likelihood of bugs in the "old" code is lower than in the
"new" code, but this still does not make it as safe as current 4.1
versions like 4.1.12.)
Of course, MySQL AB welcomes everybody installing current 5.0 versions,
testing them, and reporting about the results.
Joerg Bruehe, Senior Production Engineer
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com