MySQL Tutorials : MySQL Versions
Versioning is a process of categorizing either unique version names or numbers to the unique set of software program as it is developed and released. The commonly used version name for denoting the initial release of a software or program is version 1.0. There is no industry standard rule available that decide how version number should be formatted. Thus, each company has its own methods for assigning the version name to the software. When the new features in software and programs have introduced, fixes bugs, patched security holes, then version number increased that indicates those improvements.
The latest support for working with MySQL is version number v5.8. It contains many essential changes, including new features added and removed, fixed bugs and security issues, etc. This version contains the release history from MySQL 8.0 to MySQL 8.0.21. It is available from April 2018 and ends the support in April 2026.