MySQL 8 as an internal db?

Does Metabase support MySQL 8 as an internal db? The Metabase admin guide indicates connecting to an external MySQL 8 db isn’t yet possible for technical reasons so it would seem not for an internal as well. And following this dated post and following the link to the project.clj file shows that. Beyond circling back to the Admin/Troubleshooting guides the Metabase GitHub doesn’t seem to have anything more about MySQL 8. Is MySQL 8 support planned for the near future or is it a long way off? Should a GitHub issue be opened?

@mesquest MySQL 8 is supported since
I just didn’t delete that part of the documentation yet. I’ll probably do that, when we do another driver update (2.5.4), which hopefully will support Alibaba RDS MySQL too.