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My SQL Dump

MySQL musings by a self professed MySQL Geek

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Did you check the dev zone? There is both an article and a link to the docs.

As for the GPL, why? The MySQL documentation has never been GPL, and there is no current expectation to release it under a free license. The reason is to protect the integrity of the documentation. Whether is a good or bad idea, it's been like it since the very beginning.

Regarding the list of changes, I think it slipped through the cracks, but I have alerted the documentation team about it. If you want to know what has changed, you can use the log in Launchpad (


The biggest argument for GPL docs is drizzle. It is a fork, but it can't use (or even modify and use) the existing documentation, which is disappointing at best.

I don't normally blog about drizzle, because I don't have an environment which would benefit from it. Heck, I don't have /any/ environment any more since I'm not a full time DBA these days.

As for the dev zone, I would expect that the MySQL Version links (blue background, white text) on the left hand side of the page clearly include 5.4. When I do a text search (with the find option in the browser) for "5.4" the only link on the page is to the "feature summary".

Thanks for the links though, that is exactly the information I was looking for. I guess I'm just used to navigating the site in a very specific way, mostly because I still avoid the full text search on the site.

But Karen said...

@datacharmer: Giuseppe, I was surprised too, since its always been so, but during Karen's keynote Kaj asked whether the docs could be published under a free license (GFDL) and Karen said something like "consider it done". So I'm interested to see it too.


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