1 General Information
* manual-info About This Manual
* manual-conventions Conventions Used in This Manual
* what-is-mysql-ab Overview of MySQL AB
* what-is Overview of the MySQL Database Management System
* maxdb Overview of the MaxDB Database Management System
* roadmap MySQL Development Roadmap
* information-sources MySQL Information Sources
* bug-reports How to Report Bugs or Problems
* compatibility MySQL Standards Compliance
The MySQL(R) software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user,
and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL
Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems
as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software. MySQL is a
registered trademark of MySQL AB.
The MySQL software is Dual Licensed. Users can choose to use the MySQL
software as an Open Source product under the terms of the GNU General
Public License (`http://www.fsf.org/licenses/') or can purchase a
standard commercial license from MySQL AB. See
`http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/' for more information on
our licensing policies.
The following list describes some sections of particular interest in
* For a discussion about the capabilities of the MySQL Database
Server, see features.
* For installation instructions, see installing. For
information about upgrading MySQL, see upgrade.
* For information about configuring and administering MySQL Server,
* For information about setting up replication servers, see
* For tips on porting the MySQL Database Software to new
architectures or operating systems, see porting.
* For a tutorial introduction to the MySQL Database Server, see
* For benchmarking information, see the `sql-bench' benchmarking
directory in your MySQL distribution.
* For a history of new features and bugfixes, see news.
* For a list of currently known bugs and misfeatures, see
* For future plans, see roadmap.
* For a list of all the contributors to this project, see
To report errors (often called `bugs'), please use the instructions at
If you have found a sensitive security bug in MySQL Server, please let
us know immediately by sending an email message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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