Active support for MySQL 5.0 is running out
My SQL 5.0 was originally introduced more than four years ago and active support will end on the 31st of December this year. After that day, version 5 of Sun Microsystem's open source relational database management system (RDBMS) will no longer be under active development and updated binary packages will not be provided.
From the 1st of January, 2010, MySQL 5.0 will fall under Sun's "Extended Support" (extended lifecycle support) for two years until the 31st of December 2011. During this period, only serious bugs and security vulnerabilities will be corrected for customers who have already paid for maintenance contracts (Silver, Gold or Platinum).
Sun advises version 5.0 users to upgrade to MySQL 5.1. However, it is worth noting that active support for version 5.1 of MySQL, released at the end of November in 2008, will end in mid-December of next year.
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