I would like to get the community's opinion about supporting older (minor) versions of MySQL in open source projects.
If I were to develop some open source project, and a bug report came which only applied to MySQL 5.0.51 (but more recent versions worked fine), would I need to fix the code so as to support this older version?
How about supporting 5.0.22 (released almost 4 years ago, with almost 70 revisions since)? Would you expect an open source project to support this MySQL version because, say, this is the default version in your yum repository?
I would like to concentrate on the currently stable MySQL versions: 5.0 and 5.1. Versions 4.x are out of the question for me, and 5.5 is not yet GA.
Sure, it would be great to support everything. But also time and effort consuming. So, I would greatly appreciate your feedback!