Monty Widenius (MySQL co-founder who recently left Sun), on the other
hand, doesn't cast a very favorable light on 5.1 for production use.
"If you plan to use any of the new features of MySQL 5.1, regard
these as if they would be of beta quality."
On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 00:33 -0700, Timothy Smith wrote:
> Dear MySQL users,
> We are proud to present to you the MySQL Server 5.1.30 GA release, the
> first 5.1 production version of the popular open source database.
MySQL 5.1.30 is recommended for use on production systems.
> MySQL 5.1 provides a number of new enhancements including:
> - Table and index partitioning
> - Row-based and mixed replication
> - Built-in job scheduler
> - Improved XML handling with XPath support
> - New SQL diagnostic aids and performance utilities
> - The return of the embedded library (libmysqld)
> For a more complete look at what's new in MySQL 5.1, please see
> For information on installing MySQL 5.1.30 on new servers or upgrading
> to MySQL 5.1.30 from previous MySQL releases, please see
> MySQL Server is available in source and binary form for a number of
> platforms from our download pages at
> Not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point in time, so if
> you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or
> choose another download site.
> We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
> patches, etc.:
> For information on open issues in MySQL 5.1, please see the errata
> list at
> The following section lists the changes in the MySQL source code since
> the previous released version of MySQL 5.1. It may also be viewed
> online at
> Kent Boortz
> The MySQL build team at Sun Microsystems