Audit database backend support claims, particularly for MySQL
|Reported by:||Carl Meyer||Owned by:||nobody|
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The documentation currently claims that it "may be possible" to use MySQL versions as far back as 3.23. It would be good to clarify exactly which versions are supported for all built-in database backends. This includes reviewing what versions are in use by e.g. RedHat Enterprise Linux, to get an idea which versions would be good for Django to still support, and checking which versions are in fact currently usable.
This has been done relatively recently for PostgreSQL, so a quick sanity check may be all that's necessary there; it's MySQL that's particularly out of date.