After a version of MySQL Server has been declared GA, Oracle releases regular maintenance updates: the 5.6 GA was 5.6.10 and we are now at 5.6.17.
A lot of work goes into the maintenance releases. The purpose of this blog post is to show you a little bit of what happens on behind the curtains in the Oracle sweatshop that actually produces a maintenance release and to give you an insight into our thinking around testing, quality and bug fixing.
What goes into a maintenance release?
The short answer is “bug fixes”. These fall roughly into two classes,
- The majority of bugs are chosen by Support for their relevance to customers and community and worked on by the