As a developer of an open-source software product that depends on MySQL, I’m very concerned with the recent upgrades at many hosts to a specific distribution of MySQL, version 5.0.51, that contains some critical bugs that affect many applications, not just MODx. And though workarounds can be found, it would require folks to patch installations, potentially reducing performance on complex queries, and generally inconveniencing multiple open source communities; it would sure help if MySQL could help stop the distribution of releases with such critical bugs.

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Jason Coward

Web developer, database administrator, and software architect with 20+ years of experience.

Co-founder and lead architect of MODX

Colorado, USA