MySQL, one of the most popular open source databases in the world, has just reached version 5.6.16.
As usual, any new version of MySQL brings lots of improvements, and the current build is also quite large
Highlights of MySQL 5.6.16:
• Previously, ALTER TABLE in MySQL 5.6 could alter a table such that the result had temporal columns in both 5.5 and 5.6 format. Now ALTER TABLE upgrades old temporal columns to 5.6 format for ADD COLUMN, CHANGE;
• CMake now supports a -DTMPDIR=dir_name option to specify the default tmpdir value. If unspecified, the value defaults to P_tmpdir in <stdio.h>;
• A boolean mode full-text search query would result in a memory access violation during parsing. This bug has been fixed;
• Due to a parser error, full-text search queries that include a sub-expression could return the wrong result.