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For several months now I’ve thought MySQL 5′s push to a production ready status was more of a political move than technically justified. First I read this and again today when it came time to compile any MySQL support into PHP 5.1.4 on my newly installed Linux box I ran into problems.

We’re in the process of making the move to MySQL 5.0 at work too; however since we’re moving from 3.23.x there’s nothing too clever going on with the SQL. I always check up on the changes made in recent point releases. MySQL 5 scares me because of some the bugs still unpatched (SELECT DISTINCT queries sometimes returned only the last row), and we’re now on more point releases for 5.0 than 4.1 (21 vs 19).


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