Oracle released MySQL Server 8.0.29 on April 26th and this is a quick review of the release notes. I have put my own comments in italics.
So what is in the ’29 release of MySQL Server? Does it come festooned with new, neat features or is it a big bug-fix bonanza?
While this server release has some interesting stuff, there is no compelling feature that will necessitate an immediate upgrade. Read through the release notes to see if anything in there that is a must for you but for most of us, MySQL 8.0.29 does not require an immediate update. If this was a birthday or holiday present, ’29 is the equivalent of getting a fresh box of dental floss – useful but not thrilling.
The shell is evolving too and the new version for VS Code looks promising.
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