The MariaDB Foundation Board has now been meeting for a few months and we have been gradually taking steps to establish the Foundation as an independent organisation with member-led governance. The Board has asked me, as CEO, to provide regular updates on our progress here on the MariaDB Blog, so watch for posts in the Foundation category.
I’ve a larger news update in preparation for next week, but first a news item about our relationship with the wider community. Given the threat software patents pose to all free and open source developers, it’s important to use every defence available as well as to unite to frustrate patent aggressors. To that end, the MariaDB Foundation has become a licensee of the Open Invention Network, a patent non-aggression community with a number of facets including patent pooling, cross-licensing and defensive filing. While the impact on MariaDB may not immediately be huge, the Board felt this gesture of solidarity was important.
The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.0.3. This is an alpha release. See the release notes and changelog for details.
Download MariaDB 10.0.3
Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.0?
APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator
About this Release
MariaDB 10.0 is the development version of MariaDB. It is built on the MariaDB 5.5 series with backported and reimplemented features from MySQL 5.6 and entirely new features not found anywhere else.
This is the fourth release in the MariaDB 10.0 series. We are releasing it now to get it into the hands of any who might want to test it. Not all features planned for this series are included in this release. Additional features will be pushed in future releases. See the release notes and changelog for details on what is new in this release.
Do not use alpha releases on production systems.
User Feedback plugin
MariaDB includes a User Feedback plugin. This plugin is disabled by default. If enabled, it submits basic, completely anonymous MariaDB usage information. This information is used by the developers to track trends in MariaDB usage to better guide development efforts.
If you would like to help make MariaDB better, please add “feedback=ON” to your my.cnf (my.ini on Windows) file!
See the User Feedback Plugin page for more information.
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The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MariaDB 5.5.31. This is a Stable (GA) release. See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the What is MariaDB 5.5? page in the AskMonty Knowledgebase for general information about the MariaDB 5.5 series.
Download MariaDB 5.5.31
Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5?
This release is primarily a bug-fix release.
Includes MariaDB 5.3.12 and MySQL 5.5.31
This release includes MariaDB 5.3.12 and MySQL 5.5.31.
Other Notable Updates
- Includes XtraDB from Percona Server-5.5.30-rel30.2
- Includes an alpha version of the QUERY_CACHE_INFO plugin, that allows to see the content of the query cache via the corresponding INFORMATION_SCHEMA table.
- MariaDB MSI packages for Windows include the latest HeidiSQL 8.0.
- Support for FusionIO/directFS atomic writes added (MDEV-4338). See the following for more information:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS “Hardy” and 11.10 “Oneiric” Deprecated
In accordance with the MariaDB Deprecation Policy the following distributions have reached the end of their support periods (EOL):
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS “Hardy”
- Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric”
- Mint 9 LTS “Isadora”
- Mint 12 “Lisa”
MariaDB 5.5.31) is therefore the last MariaDB release to feature packages for these distros. The repositories for them will remain online until the 5.5.32 release. At that time they will go away.
Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!