- Upgrade to 5.0
- Get a support contract that enables the Enterprise Edition
- Hope that pressure from the community will push MySQL to giving this patch to the masses
What sort of compensation would MySQL need to allow this patch into the community edition?
Getting everyone to use 5.0 is good for MySQL, maintaining what 5 versions of mySQL must suck. Also to keep this product alive, it takes money and talented engineers that need money too! Yet, for me personally I like 4.1 so I want to be a bit selfish and get this into the 4.1 community edition :)