MySQL Community Edition is the freely downloadable version of the world’s most popular open source database. It is available under the GPL license and is supported by a huge and active community of open source developers.
MySQL Software is provided under the GPL License.
The MySQL Community Edition includes:
• Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture
• Multiple Storage Engines:
– NDB (MySQL Cluster)
– and more
• MySQL Replication for improving application performance and scalability
• MySQL Partitioning to improve performance and management of large database applications
• Stored Procedures to improve developer productivity
• Triggers to enforce complex business rules at the database level
• Views to ensure sensitive information is not compromised
• Information Schema to provide easy access to metadata
• MySQL Connectors (ODBC, JDBC, .NET, etc) for building applications in multiple languages
• MySQL Workbench for visual modeling, SQL development and administration
MySQL available on over 20 platforms and operating systems including Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows.
Download MySQL 5.1.56
What’s new in MySQL 5.1.56 (1 March 2011)
Functionality added or changed:
– mysqldump –xml now displays comments from column definitions. (Bug #13618)
For detailed information of the bugs fix please visit this site Changes in MySQL 5.1.56 (1 March 2011)
MySQL available on over 20 platforms and operating systems including Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows. (http://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms/database.html)
Windows Operating System
MySQL support Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server