Here's the background: I'm testing many features of MySQL 5.6.7-RC due to two reasons:
- I'm verifying my common_schema installs and works properly on 5.6
- I promised I would present a 45 minute "what's new in MySQL 5.6" seminar in the upcoming OracleWeek (Israel)
In the case of common_schema, I have managed to find one weird bug (a behavior regression from 5.5) and one server-crashing bug, by merely running the project's tests, known to pass on 5.1 and 5.5 (and not utilizing any 5.6 features).
If I am able to find these bugs within a few hours of experimenting & testing, then it is safe to assume we can extrapolate to many more bugs. This is not surprising; 5.6 boasts some 120 new features (I didn't actually count them). Of course they would introduce new bugs.
The moral is this: if you're interested in 5.6 as I am - and there's a lot to wait for - please consider experimenting with it, and report as many bugs to bugs.mysql.com as possible. Reporting bugs is the user's authoritative way of improving an open source product and pushing towards a stable release. Provide your feedback today!