MySQL 8.0 GA is right around the corner. I
don't have precise information about its release, as I don't work
at Oracle. If I did, I would probably know, but I couldn't tell
when the release is scheduled to appear because of company
policies. I can, however, speculate and infer, based of my
experience with previous releases. My personal assessment is that
the release will appear before 9:00am PT on April 24, 2018. The "before"
can be anything from a few minutes to one week in advance.
Then, again, it may not happen at all if someone finds an atrocious bug that needs to be fixed asap.
Either way, users are keen on testing the new release in its current state of release candidate. Here I show a few methods that allow you to have a taste of the new …[Read more]