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C MySQL and the Future (the TODO)

This section summarizes the features that we plan to implement in MySQL Server. The items are ordered by release series. Within a list, items are shown in approximately the order they will be done.

Note: If you are an enterprise-level user with an urgent need for a particular feature, please contact sales@mysql.com to discuss sponsoring options. Targeted financing by sponsor companies allows us to allocate additional resources for specific purposes. One example of a feature sponsored in the past is replication.

C.1 New Features Planned for 5.0

The following features are planned for inclusion into MySQL 5.0. Some of the features such as stored procedures are complete and are included in MySQL 5.0 alpha, which is available now. Others such as cursors are only partially available. Expect these and other features to mature and be fully supported in upcoming releases.

Note that because we have many developers that are working on different projects, there will also be many additional features. There is also a small chance that some of these features will be added to MySQL 4.1. For a list what is already done in MySQL 4.1, see section 1.3.2.1 Features Available in MySQL 4.1.

For those wishing to take a look at the bleeding edge of MySQL development, we make our BitKeeper repository for MySQL version 5.0 publicly available. See section 2.8.3 Installing from the Development Source Tree. As of December 2003, binary builds of version 5.0 are also available.

Views
Stored Procedures
New functionality
Standards compliance, portability and migration
Speed enhancements
Usability enhancements

The news section of this manual includes a more in-depth list of features. See section D.1 Changes in release 5.0.x (Development).

C.2 New Features Planned for 5.1

New functionality
Speed enhancements
Usability enhancements

C.3 New Features Planned for the Near Future

New functionality
Standards compliance, portability and migration
Speed enhancements
Usability enhancements
New operating systems

C.4 New Features Planned for the Mid-Term Future

C.5 New Features We Don't Plan to Implement

We aim toward full compliance with ANSI/ISO SQL. There are no features we plan not to implement.


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