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Re: [debian-mysql] MySQL's future in Debian and Ubuntu



On 16 Feb 2012, at 17:24, Henrik Ingo wrote:

> Clearly I was unclear in my previous email. The 2 year support is not
> true for any of the alternatives. MySQL gives 5 years (and more for
> customers that pay), Percona trails MySQL so they also end up doing 5
> years (and more for paying customers). MariaDB also does 5,
> apparently.

Oracle supports MySQL for 5 years from date of release commercially. There is supposedly only two GA releases supported at any one given time (in active support for community use). Of course we have no idea if this is true yet or not since 5.1 and 5.5 are still supported. We will know "firmly" what their plans are when 5.6 is released. Will it then be that 5.1 will drop from active GA support? I have no idea (as I don't work for Oracle). Only time can/will tell

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