Release 5.0.67.d7

OurDelta build for MySQL 5.0.67 with patchset d7 is now available, in source (new!) and packaged binaries for RHEL/CentOS 4 and 5, Debian 4.0 Etch, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy) and (new!) Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid).

If you already installed the OurDelta repository information, yum update or apt-get upgrade will install the updated packages for you. Please do review the special notes on backward compatibility below.

Fixes & Additions:

  • Fixed up all backward compatibility and reserved keyword issues. You can now drop in an OurDelta build to replace a stock version. Generally this merely involved some minor changes to various patches; however Arjen worked on the MicroSlow patch so that it now accepts and returns fractional seconds. This makes it backward compatible with the stock MySQL. Percona has indicated it will also move to this new version of the patch.
  • Note: if you are upgrading from the OurDelta 5.0.67.d6 build, or any of the earlier Percona builds, you will need to adjust your long_query_time from microseconds to fractional seconds. (This should be the only time we needed to do this, e.g. break something to unbreak things ;-)
  • Added Mirrored Binlog and Fast Master Promotion patches (by Google, extracted by Percona).
  • Added KILL IF IDLE and InnoDB Freeze patches (by Google, extracted by David Stainton, Spinn3r), now in a public build for the very first time!
  • Added updated “innodb_rw_locks” patch (by Yasufumi Kinoshita); only in -Sail binary.
  • Added new “adaptive flush of InnoDB buffer pool” patch (by Percona); only in -Sail binary.
  • Bugfix “variables out-of-bounds on 32-bit” aka BIG_TABLES (launchpad#284123, mysqlbug#35346) by Antony Curtis.
  • Bugfix “mysqld_safe open_files_limit” (launchpad#290190, mysqlbug#40368) by Erik Ljungstrom.
  • Improved build process: creating patched source tarballs once, then feeding these into the various build machines. This means we now have those same source tarballs also available for you to download, just in case you wish to build them for another platform! Lots of script magic and time by Peter Lieverdink.
  • All distro packages now also have the appropriate source packages available.
  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) builds added.
  • RHEL/CentOS release RPM: further simplifies setup for YUM, with automatic mirrors and GPG key. Thanks Steve Walsh for that contribution!
  • More documentation for each feature so that you know exactly which new configuration options and SQL commands you get, and how they work.
  • All pages on the website now accept comments, so it’s even easier to provide corrections and other feedback on specific content pages and posts. Not intended for reporting bugs.
Please use with our compliments, and as always your feedback and other participation is most welcome!
If you like what we’re doing, please blog “I use the free enhanced OurDelta builds for MySQL, because …” explaining (for instance) which particular feature has helped you out! Thanks.

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