At OSCON, if you’re into the MySQL world, the day to be paying attention to BoFs is clearly Wednesday, 24 July 2013. We have a MariaDB BoF at D136 at 8pm-9pm, but before that you might be at the MySQL BoF in the same room, or you might be in Peter Zaitsev’s BoF on MySQL, NoSQL, Big Data – Better Together in E141. So figure out how to split yourself at 7-8pm, and once you’re done, come from 8-9pm at D136 on Wednesday and join the MariaDB crew at OSCON!

We’ll also be at the SkySQL booth, so come by Booth 815 and get some free t-shirts, stickers, or support the MariaDB community by being a foundation donor.

The MariaDB Project is at OSCON 2011. We’ve got a booth, and we plan to also have a BoF session: Wednesday 27 July 2011 at room E142 at 8pm.

There will as usual be lots of black vodka (there was some yesterday at the MySQL BoF as well), and we’re going to talk about and celebrate the release of MariaDB 5.3.0 beta.

Come drop by the booth… we clearly have an interesting booth giveaway. And feel free to say hi to Kurt von Finck, Michael “Monty” Widenius, or Colin Charles who will be present, walking around, etc. Spot them in a MariaDB t-shirt of course!

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

Highlights:

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

Events:

  • DrupalCon Chicago
  • Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

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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!

Enjoy!

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:

http://montyprogram.com/developer-meetings/

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:

http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2011

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:

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/

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Events

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.