Over at the OurSQL podcast, Gerry and I were inspired by the Percona blog post about MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 default variable values differences. We were going to do a show where we talked about that, but in researching that topic, we found there were lots (around 20 to be exact) of variables and a few features in MySQL 5.6 that are ignored, removed or deprecated.
These are variables that should be removed from your configuration so as not to cause warnings or errors. When I was writing up the show notes I realized that it was a pretty good list of variables, that anyone can just read whether or not you are willing/able to listen to the 28-minute podcast.
So if you want to see the list of variables that are deprecated, removed and ignored, complete with their workarounds/improvements, check out OurSQL Episode 130: Retired Variables.