2.1.2 Choosing Which MySQL Distribution to Install

2.1.2.1 Choosing Which Version of MySQL to Install
2.1.2.2 Choosing a Distribution Format
2.1.2.3 How and When Updates Are Released

When preparing to install MySQL, you should decide which version to use. MySQL development occurs in several release series, and you can pick the one that best fits your needs. After deciding which version to install, you can choose a distribution format. Releases are available in binary or source format.