Update from Dockerland: Fruitful Collaboration and Some Security News

A Productive Nine Months It’s been around 9 months since we did the first cut of our own MySQL Docker images, and it is time for a bit of an update on where we are in Dockerland these days, and also to talk about some important security related improvements we made to the images lately. When we started this activity, we set three goals for ourselves: We wanted to contribute to the... Read More

Upgrading to MySQL 5.7 Using the MySQL Repos for Linux

MySQL Server 5.7 was released around a month ago, and download numbers show huge interest in upgrading from older MySQL releases. As with any product that is frequently used as core infrastructure in complex systems with numerous interdependencies, major version upgrades of MySQL should be approached with some care. In this post, I will cover an essential part of such an upgrade, namely the... Read More

MySQL Package Verification: Making sure we always ship correct, complete and installable packages

What is MySQL Package Verification? Package verification (Pkgver for short) refers to black box testing of MySQL packages across all supported platforms and across different MySQL versions. In Pkgver, packages are tested in order to ensure that the basic user experience is as it should be, focusing on installation, initial startup and rudimentary functionality. When tests are written, we put... Read More

MySQL User Camp, Bangalore – 26th June, 2015

MySQL User Camp Bangalore, organized on 26th June, 2015, was a huge success with an excellent turnout of 49 attendees. We got many users from different companies, like Flipkart, Snapdeal, CTS, Capgemini, Yahoo, VMware, HCL, Datavail, Bosch, Rakuten and more. The event started on time with a welcome speech by Balasubramanian Kandasamy, (Principal Member Technical Staff, MySQL Release... Read More

Fedora 22 is out, and we’re ready

Fedora 22 arrived yesterday. With a cutting edge GCC (5.1), the new DNF package management system, and improved tooling for server administration, we congratulate the Fedora community on yet another innovative release. We’re following up from our side, and as of yesterday our repos offer Fedora 22 packages of these products: MySQL Server 5.6 (currently 5.6.24) and 5.7 (currently 5.7.7).... Read More

MySQL Repos for Debian 8

Hi, everyone. Just a quick note here to let you all know that we’ve just added Debian 8 support to our Apt repos. We have the latest MySQL Server 5.6 ready for you, as well as the latest 5.7 Development Milestone, and more of our products for Debian 8 are in our QA pipeline as we speak. Head over to the Apt repo page on dev.mysql.com, and we should have you up and running in next to no... Read More

MySQL in Dockerland

Around 18 months ago, we launched the first MySQL Linux package repos, marking an important milestone in our efforts to modernize and improve the way we package and deliver MySQL products to our user community. MySQL product development had gone through radical improvements in terms of quality, dependability and sheer output, but the way we delivered those products had quite frankly fallen way... Read More

MySQL 5.7.6 DMR: Packages, Repos, Docker Images

We are getting closer to the next major version of MySQL, and yesterday we announced another development milestone release of what will become MySQL Server 5.7. In addition to the announcement blog post itself, more in-depth posts on specific changes and improvements in the 5.7.6 milestone release will appear on the MySQL Server Team blog over the next few days and weeks. We have been busy... Read More

MySQL Server on SUSE 12

When we launched repos for SUSE Linux 11 back in December, we said we would be adding SUSE 12 support as soon as possible, and we are happy to announce that as of last week the repo offers MySQL Server packages for SUSE 12. It did take us a little bit of extra time to get this done, since SUSE 12 represents a major technological leap over the previous version. Among the most important... Read More

Heads up: Going 100% GitHub at the End of January

Hi, all. Just a quick note to let you all know that we completed the move of MySQL Server development from Bazaar to Git some time ago. This means that as of the upcoming, end of January batch of Server releases (5.6.23 and 5.5.42), our official source code hosting moves from Launchpad to GitHub. The Launchpad site for MySQL Server will continue to be available for some time, but 5.6.22 and... Read More