I went looking for the MySQL 5.4 documentation today, but alas I could not find it. In particular, I went looking for the list of changes between 5.1.34 and 5.4.1.
If 5.4.1 is beta then it should definitely have documentation, at least in beta form. This is especially true in light of the Sun MySQL conference keynote kind of dangling a carrot on a stick, as it were, with a question to the audience about opening the docs up under the GPL. The comments system also needs updated too. I think that if public comments are available on the web site, then those comments should have a rating system attached so that crappy, wrong and useless manual comments can easily be filtered. But I digress.
So, Sun, when are going to release all the MySQL documents under the GPL? Is it going to be in the MySQL 5.4 time frame, or in some far off hazy future? And why are there no 5.4 documents available online, when the binaries are already available for download?
I appreciate the timing of the release of the binaries with the conference, but for me, some documentation about changes and information about how to get the most out of the new release would be beneficial.
In particular I have questions about the new BKA algorithm, any new or changed my.cnf parameters related to the performance changes, and a quick overview of all the new features and changes since MySQL 5.1.
That isn't too much to ask, is it?
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- When is the MySQL 5.4 documentation going to be online, and GPL?