I am happy to announce that MariaDB 5.2.3 is now released as a stable release.
During the gamma period we did not receive any serious reports for issues in 5.2, so we are relatively confident that the new code is of decent quality.
What is most interesting about MariaDB 5.2 is that most of the features came from the MariaDB/MySQL community, not from Monty Program Ab!
Without the community it would not have been possible to do a stable release so soon after the last release. Virtual columns, Extended User Statistics, Segmented MyISAM key cache, Pluggable Authentication, OQGRAPH and the Sphinx client are all from code provided by people outside of Monty Program Ab. Storage-engine-specific CREATE TABLE, Enhancements to INFORMATION SCHEMA.PLUGINS table and “Group commit” for the Aria engine were provided by us at Monty Program Ab.
Thanks also to all those who have reported and provided bug fixes for 5.1 and 5.2!
MariaDB 5.2.3 has all changes from MariaDB 5.1.50 and MySQL 5.1.51. (We are just about to release MariaDB 5.1.51)
We will continue to fix critical bugs in MariaDB 5.1, even if the
attention of bug fixes will now move to 5.2.
Now we are busy working on getting MariaDB 5.3 ready for beta. We have also started a merge of MariaDB 5.3 + MySQL 5.5 -> MariaDB 5.5 and hope to release this tree soon!
Happy database usage!