[From MySQL AB
SANTA CLARA, CA. -- April 15, 2008 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the pending general availability of MySQL(TM) 5.1, a new version of the world's most popular open source database, designed to improve performance and simplify management of large database applications. A near-final release candidate of the GPL software is available for download now at dev.mysql.com/downloads/.
The announcement was made this morning at the sixth annual MySQL Conference and Expo . With nearly 2,000 attendees, it is the world's largest community event for open source database developers, users, DBAs, vendors and corporate IT managers.
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