MySQL Group Replication for MySQL 5.7.10

Hi all, it is time again to do another preview release of MySQL Group Replication, the plugin that brings multi-master update everywhere to MySQL, like we described in Hello World post.

We are very proud to do the sixth preview release of MySQL Group Replication, version 0.7.0 based on MySQL Server 5.7.10, which introduces new exciting features, please enjoy the highlights!

Introduced changes

Multi-platform support

MySQL Group Replication is no more constrained to Linux machines, now we do support and release binaries for:

  1. Oracle Linux versions 6;
  2. Oracle Linux versions 7;
  3. FreeBSD 10;
  4. Mac OS X 10.10;
  5. Solaris 11;
  6. Ubuntu 15.10;
  7. Microsoft Windows.

Windows binary package was added!

Bug Fixes

There are a lot of bugs that have been fixed in this sixth preview release of MySQL Group Replication, including communication engine stabilization fixes, moving quickly towards a more stable, reliable and full-fledged plugin.


Go to and try the new preview release of MySQL Group Replication following the instructions at Getting started with MySQL Group Replication and send us your feedback.

As with all labs releases, we are not recommending that this software be used in production as there are likely still a number of bugs which need to be fixed. If you do encounter any issues, please file a bug under the ‘MySQL Server: Group Replication’ category so that we may investigate further.

About Nuno Carvalho

Nuno Carvalho is a Principal Software Engineer and MySQL Replication Service Team lead at Oracle, the team in charge of MySQL Group Replication plugin. His research interests include replication technologies, dependable systems and high availability. Before joining the MySQL team, he was a post-graduate student and a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he designed and implemented techniques to improve distributed systems scalability.

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