I am really sorry for those "high profile sites", which in your scenario haven't tested
their database in dev/test/stage before upgrading. Bugs happen. Big organizations have
On Jun 30, 2012, at 0:16, "Noel Butler" <noel.butler@stripped> wrote:
> I wonder if you would have the same opinion to say your Operating System environment,
> Apache, php, any mainstream server daemon, how about they pull the current version for a
> serious bug, but dont tell anyone...
> Oracle have been quick to announce new releases of mysql, but failed to issue a
> notice saying " uhoh, you better not use it" instead, putting a small notice, where, on a
> fricken manual page FFS. who the hell reads that! and they say use version "a" which does
> not even exist, I'd hate to think of how many high profile sites are at risk of being
> screwed over by yet MORE oracle incompetence.
> No one would think any less of them if they sent that notice, many would be
> appreciative, but to "hide" such a serious issue that was enough for them to withdraw and
> remove that version, is outright despicable.
> On Fri, 2012-06-29 at 22:58 -0400, Govinda wrote:
>> >> That was nice of oracle to announce this wasn't it ... (/sarcasm)
>> I am not aligned with any side.. and I am also not known/qualified/respected in
> this group enough to make much of a statement... but:
>> IMHO, In almost all matters, *appreciation* is the only approach that will
> serve... let alone sustain happiness...
>> ...and especially when we consider what little we must give to have right to use
>> Sure, desire for better communication/usability makes total sense.. but I am just
> also observing/suggesting: please add (positively) to the atmosphere.. for everyones'
> sake. Just us humans under the hood.