Where has MySQL Proxy gone?

I wanted to download MySQL Proxy 0.72 (the latest stable to my best knowledge) but I found ..

1) This page: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/ does not list MySQL proxy at all.

2) Anyway all versions up to 0.81 are available from FTP mirrors (like ftp://ftp.easynet.be/mysql/Downloads/MySQL-Proxy/) so I was able to get my hands on it.

Accidentially I found shortly after that ..

3) This page: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ (only) has 0.81 ALPHA listed.

4) Here http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=61474 MySQL supporter references a version 0.9 that is nowhere referenced on mysql.com nor dev.mysql.com but seems available from Launchpad.

I don’t understand why stable versions are not available from mysql.com any more.  I think I know/understand  that there were some securtity concerns with pre-0.8x (but they do not affect me with my environment so I am happy with 0.72). In any case I find it very confusing that a GA/stable version is withdrawn once published without even a note about why it happened.  I cannot know of course if this is a deliberate choice or maybe just a mistake by the MySQL web team. But as said: I find it very confusing that a GA version suddenly is not available where it used to be. If it has so serious issues that they/Oracle do not want to distribute it, then http://www.mysql.com/downloads/ should have a note about why it was removed and tell about 0.81/0.9 version(s) download options (from dev …).

I tried to ask about this in the above-mentioned bug report. The supporter here was not in a position to reply (what I understand and accept – and I probably should not have asked there).  But the problem is that I don’t know where else I could ask.

Please tell: was the removal of 0.72 from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/ a deliberate choice (and if so, why?) or a simple mistake (if so, please fix it!). And if there is a 0.9 (development) version that can be considered good enough for ordinary users posting a bug report to test with, then why is it then not available on http://dev.mysql.com ?


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    Stable versions of MySQL Proxy were never available — and that’s not a joke — it was always a beta version.

    My guess is that the folks developing on it left Oracle and thus it’s not getting updated. It’s possible 0.72 was end-of-life’d. Also, since MySQL Proxy was never GA’d, I don’t think Oracle is obligated to keep any version available for download….but that’s my 2 cents.

    I’m glad you can still find repositories. I know Giuseppe was working heavily on it, and he’s no longer at Oracle, so perhaps he can shed some light on this subject.

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    Mark Leith

    MySQL Proxy is still under active development within Oracle, with the core original developer still leading development (everybody wave to Jan who commented above), I am the manager responsible for it.

    It’s having quite some major scalability work done to it right now within the 0.9 release, on it’s way to a GA (removing the global scripting layer locking). Some of this should be seeing the light of day “soon” (no, I can’t give any firm time frames).

    Giuseppe contributed scripts to proxy, but none of the core development, fwiw (not to belittle the work he did around scripting, which was fantastic).

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