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Bug#776365: Mention mysql/mariadb EOL dates



Package: release-notes
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Hi,
mysql 5.1 was recently "end of lifed", which makes security support
in Debian LTS fairly difficult (since Oracle doesn't release
information on the security bugs fixed)

The release notes already mention mysql and mariadb explicity and
to prevent surprises, we had a brief discussion the security team and
would like to explicitly document the support end for mysql/mariadb
along with it.

Patch attached, review from an English native speaker would certainly
be welcome.

Cheers,
        Moritz

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
Index: whats-new.dbk
===================================================================
--- whats-new.dbk	(Revision 10601)
+++ whats-new.dbk	(Arbeitskopie)
@@ -488,8 +488,13 @@
   wiki page</ulink> for more information.  Only one of them is likely to be
   included in &debian; &nextrelease;.
   </para>
+  <para>
+    Note that upstream support for MySQL 5.5 will cease on December
+    2017 (and Debian security support will have to follow that), while
+    MariaDB 10.0 will receive upstream security support until March
+    2019.
+  </para>
 
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 </section>
 <section>
   <title>PHP applications</title>

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