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The search for MySQL 5.5
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So, MySQL 6.0 was ditched, and a few weeks ago 5.4 was also – its features to be added in other (earlier) versions (I’m told 5.2 but not sure). I reckon that’s good news, regardless of the version number. There was also an announcement about a change in the release mechanism at Sun/MySQL.

Now for practicals. If I look on Launchpad, the 5.1 branch is the only active one (next to 5.0 fixes, of course). 5.4 was last updated 15 weeks ago. There is no 5.2 on there that I can find. Wasn’t looking for it really, just happened to notice its absence while I was trying to find 5.5. And the reason for that was that Miguel closed a bug I was following, noting it was no longer reproducible in 5.5. He pastes some code that reports mysql as 5.5, so it’s not a

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සිංහල, Sinhalese collation
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If you search for Sinhala, a large fraction of the links you'll see point to something written by Harshula "hash" Jayasuriya. Sinhala is a very, very old language, but it's not very well developed on computing platforms. Its script is most often represented in Unicode, but the default Unicode collation table (DUCET) doesn't order its words ("collate") properly. Thus, MySQL didn't order it properly.

To fix that, hash recently submitted a collation implementation to MySQL, based on the Sri Lanka Standards Institution's SLS1134-pt1 document. It seems to be right, judging from our tests, but I would be much more comfortable if it were exposed to more eyeballs. The collation is on its way into the mysql-5.2 tree,

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