Matt Lord already announced this change, but I am so happy, so want to repeat. MySQL Community Bugs Database Team introduced new button "Affects Me". After you click this button, counter, assigned to each of bug reports, will increase by one. This means we: MySQL Support and Engineering, - will see how many users are affected by the bug.
Why is this important? We have always considered community
input as we prioritize bug fixes, and this is one more point of
reference for us. Before this change we only had a counter for
support customers which increased when they opened a support
request, complaining they are affected by a bug. But our
customers are smart and not always open support request when hit
a bug: sometimes they simply implement workaround. Or there could
be other circumstances when they don't create a ticket. Or this
could be just released version, which big shops frighten to use
in production. Therefore, sometimes, when discussing which bug to
prioritize and which not we can not rely only on "Affects
paying customers" number, rather need to make guess if one or
another bug can affect large group of our users. We used number
of bug report subscribers, most recent comments, searched forums,
but all these methods gave only approximation.
Therefore I want to ask you. If you hit a bug which already was
reported, but not fixed yet, please click "Affects Me"
button! It will take just a few seconds, but your voice will be