Dear MariaDB users,
MariaDB 5.2, a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes and many community patches, has been released. It has all changes up to MySQL 5.1.51.
For an overview of what’s new in MariaDB 5.2.3, please see the release notes (5.2.2, 5.2.1, and 5.2.0 also).
MariaDB 5.2 includes a number of user enhancements including:
For fine-grained details, please see the changelogs for 5.2.3, 5.2.2, 5.2.1 and 5.2.0. For information about any of the features, and highlighted user enhancements above, please check the AskMonty Knowledgebase for articles and other resources.
MariaDB is available in source and binary form for a variety of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, CentOS 5, and Solaris x86. These are available from the download page.
Monty Program along with various guests and our friends at the recently founded SkySQL recently wrapped up a meeting in Istanbul Turkey. Sadly it rained most days but we had a good time and got a lot done.
Besides learning how to say “Şerefe” which is “Cheers” in Turkish, we discussed the future of MariaDB, our companies goals, the MariaDB knowledge base and many other topics. Since I am the web guy, I lead the presentation / talk on the KB and thought I would share some highpoints of it with you.
If you don’t know, the KB is located at http://kb.askmonty.org. The goal is to provide one location for MariaDB and MySQL documentation along with a place to ask questions (and have developers actually answer them). To start we have both information licensed under the GPL about MySQL, content from the “SQL-99 Complete, Really” book (still in the progress of adding the whole thing) and original articles by Daniel, Monty and others.
We want anyone to be able to create new articles, clean up existing content and categorize them but for the moment only editors can. This is a limitation in our permissions system that I will be addressing shortly. I also am in the planning stages of allowing all content to be translated into multiple language. If you would like to volunteer, keep reading this blog and I will let you know when it is ready.
The KB is written in python (Django) running against MariaDB. I wrote it over the course of several months using many Django libraries. Let me know any comments or questions you might have.
We rely on a network of mirrors to efficiently distribute MariaDB to the world. It would be impossible for us to distribute MariaDB without the assistance of our mirrors. Thank you!
Today we’d like to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Oregon State University Open Source Lab, mirroring MariaDB is faster and easier than ever.
If you have some extra hard drive space and spare bandwidth, please consider becoming a mirror. Instructions on how you can become an official MariaDB mirror are on the “Mirroring MariaDB” page in the AskMonty.org Knowledgebase.