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MySQL 8.0 RC1 Now Available

December 29, 2017

Oracle has announced the availability of the first release candidate of MySQL 8.0, which focuses on making MySQL better for modern apps. The new release was announced in a MySQL team blog post by Morgan Tocker.

The 8.0 also marks a departure from the 5.x numbering series, which has been used since 2005. Skipping 6.x and 7.x was intentional to avoid confusion with a previous alpha release and MySQL Cluster, and also to communicate the depth of some of the core changes, writes Tocker.

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