This is an unstable release, please don’t use in production.
It was rumored that the new MySQL version would be 8 and not as 5.8 as a lot of people thought, and it appears the rumors were true.
Below are some of the features that caught my eye at first glance:
Although password expiration was implemented 5.7, the newer
version bring a set of collective privileges as a
Role. No need to have to copy paste that massive
GRANT command you had when creating new users.
UTF-8 as default Charset
This is not yet the default charset coming with the server, but
utf8mb4 will be the main charset instead of
latin1, and the default collation will
utf8mb4_800_ci_ai. The plan is to do that before
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