Users familiar with the MySQL development process will remember that our developers use a tool called pushbuild, which builds the server code with the latest changes, using several operating systems, and runs the test suite.
This tool produces one binary package for each platform where the test runs, and every day there are a few dozen of such packages, waiting to be deleted and replaced by the ones created with the next build.
For long time, several people suggested publishing these binaries for the community. Each time, there was some minor or major impediment, such as getting together different teams and requesting resources from a third one. But [Read more...]