This appendix lists the changes from version to version in the MySQL source code.
We are now working actively on MySQL 4.1 & 5.0 and will only provide critical bug fixes for MySQL 4.0 and MySQL 3.23. We update this section as we add new features, so that everybody can follow the development.
Our TODO section contains what further plans we have for 4.1 & 5.0. See 項1.6. 「MySQL の今後（TODO）」.
Note that we tend to update the manual at the same time we make changes to MySQL. If you find a version listed here that you can't find on the MySQL download page (http://www.mysql.com/downloads/), this means that the version has not yet been released!
The date mentioned with a release version is the date of the last BitKeeper ChangeSet that this particular release has been based on, not the date when the packages have been made available. The binaries are usually made available a few days after the date of the tagged ChangeSet - building and testing all packages takes some time.
This is a translation of the MySQL Reference Manual that can be found at dev.mysql.com. The original Reference Manual is in English, and this translation is not necessarily as up to date as the English version.