What happens when the binary files of a fresh MySQL version is published on the web?
You may have noticed that the date on the release notes is not the same as the date the downloads are available. Sometimes there is a two weeks gap, sometimes more. Many people in the community have asked what is going on in the meantime.
The answer is a lot of hard work. The code is built for all the operating systems supported by MySQL, and tested in each platform (1). During this process, portability problems, test case glitches, and other things not caught in the normal daily build and test are fixed.
This task involves QA engineers, Build engineers, the Maintenance team, with help and cooperation from the Services, Development, and[Read more...]