MariaDB 10.1 shipped a few days ago, so it’s now a good time to focus on another important event. Last week we had a three day MariaDB developers meeting. It took place in Amsterdam (Oct 13-15). Meetings like this tend to have a great impact on the roadmap of the product. Booking.com was very kind to offer their facilities for the developer meeting.

Thank you Booking.com!

The day before the developer meeting there was a MySQL meetup arranged at eBay’s office in Amsterdam since, naturally, a lot of MariaDB developers were already in town for the developers meeting. The meetup was done in lightning talk style where developers went through cool features in MariaDB. It ended up being a packed meetup with about 50 participants that lasted for about 3.5 hours. Many talks, great discussions, good pizza, and drinks!

Thank you eBay!

Back to the MariaDB developers meeting. In the end 60+ persons attended the developer’s meeting and every day we had close to that amount of people present. The attendees came from 10 different companies/organizations. There definitely seems to be interest in these kinds of meetings.

The schedule for the developers meeting included sessions about upcoming features in MariaDB like window functions, new things in InnoDB and Spider, but also tools used in development. There were also separate tracks for MaxScale and Galera, in which both current state and roadmaps were presented and discussed.

A very active contributor to the MariaDB project, Daniel Black from OpenQuery, had a very good presentation including how MariaDB is becoming/should become more than a fork and things learned from the field. The slides from the presentation can be found here.

I myself tried to pull together what was discussed during the days in one of the finishing sessions called “MariaDB 10.2 roadmap”. The slides from my session are available on Speaker Deck.

Help us focus on the things that matter by voting on feature requests in MariaDB project tracking. A list of features for 10.2 ordered by most votes can be found here.

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The 2015 MariaDB Developers meetup is taking place in Amsterdam, from October 13th to 15th. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the MariaDB project is welcome to join!

The event will be held in unconference style with lots of opportunities for discussions and collaboration around any topic, ranging from performance, new features, connectors to packaging and documentation. All core MariaDB developers will be present and available for discussions.

The meetup lasts for three days and you can join for the whole time, or as little time as you wish.

The schedule is drafted in a public spreadsheet. The schedule is not fixed and the idea is the following:

  • Everyone attending the meeting can help set the agenda by adding sessions to the session backlog.
  • Everyone attending can/should vote on the session of interest in the backlog by raising the count in the Votes column.

The final schedule will be agreed and published week 39.

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Booking.com sponsors the MariaDB Developer meetup in Amsterdam

The event venue and lunches are sponsored by Booking.com. If you want to attend, please sign up on the event page at Meetup.com.

If you have questions about the event or about contributing to MariaDB in general, feel free to start a discussion on the MariaDB developers mailing list or contact the MariaDB Foundation for private questions.

Update 2015-10-02: The schedule is now finished and available at https://goo.gl/uXwdlQ

Trying a new format… Are you subscribed to the announce mailing list? The following is straight from the archives.


  • Release of MariaDB 5.1.55
  • Meeting in Lisbon
  • Call for volunteers for booth duty


  • DrupalCon Chicago
  • Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco


MariaDB 5.1.55 Released

Dear MariaDB users,

The development team have been busy and are ready to release MariaDB 5.1.55. MariaDB is a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes and many community patches.

This release of MariaDB 5.1.55 includes MySQL up to version 5.1.55. It also includes XtraDB up to version 5.1.54-12.5. As a highlight, we now have installable Debian and Ubuntu repositories available, so MariaDB is now just an apt-get away. For more information, do not hesitate to read the release notes, and for more detailed changes, do hop on over to the changelog.

MariaDB is available in source and binary form in a variety of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, CentOS 5, and Solaris x86. These are all available from the downloads page, which has also been redesigned – check it out!


Meeting in Lisbon

Monty Program is organising a MariaDB Developer Meeting from Friday 11 March – Monday 14 March 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Lisbon, and all developers and interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting. If you would like to attend, please send an email to community at montyprogram.com and to find out more information about the meeting, please see:


Call for volunteers for booth duty

Volunteers are needed for booth duty at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2011. The conference happens April 11-14 2011 in Santa Clara, California, and the Expo Hall is open April 12-13 2011. We need volunteers in the local area to help man the MariaDB booth. Please send email to community at montyprogram.com and find out more information about the conference at:


A future event where volunteers are needed to man the MariaDB booth is OSCON 2011, happening July 25-29, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. More information is available at:




DrupalCon Chicago

Meet Kurt von Finck for a chat about MariaDB at DrupalCon Chicago happening March 7-10 2011. He will be equipped with many stickers and much interesting conversation.

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

Meet Colin Charles for a chat about MariaDB at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco happening March 28-31 2011. Stump him with your questions about MariaDB! He will also be present with stickers as giveaways.