What other pluggable authentication plugins would you like in MariaDB?

MariaDB has had pluggable authentication since MariaDB 5.2. Our most popular authentication plugin that we ship in MariaDB is the PAM authentication plugin. Naturally one is curious to see if users would like to see more authentication plugins being made available, so we’ve posted a poll on Facebook. Please feel free to add your vote to the poll so we have a better idea of where to focus our future pluggable authentication development.

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Slackware and Arch Linux switch to MariaDB as a default

Two bits of good news for MariaDB users from the distribution standpoint this week:

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openSUSE 12.3 released with MariaDB as default

Congratulations to the openSUSE community on a successful release of openSUSE 12.3. A highlight worth mentioning is that MariaDB is now the default as opposed to MySQL. What are you waiting for, download it!

From the features list, here’s an excerpt focusing on MariaDB & MySQL:

openSUSE has moved from MySQL to MariaDB as default. MariaDB was first shipped with openSUSE 11.3 back in 2010. Over the years it proved itself and starting with 12.3 openSUSE is replacing default MySQL implementation with MariaDB. This means that whole distribution is compiled against MariaDB and in ‘M’ in LAMP means MariaDB from now.

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Upcoming MariaDB-related roadshows

Alongside SkySQL, we participate in SkySQL & MariaDB Meetups. These events are free to attend and you’ll get to meet & speak with SkySQL CEO Patrik Sallner and all round MariaDB man (& MySQL creator) Michael “Monty” Widenius. 

  1. Roadshow in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 21 March 2013
  2. Roadshow in Paris, France – 27 March 2013

If you’re at the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo Santa Clara (many of us from Team MariaDB are speaking), you should consider spending the extra day there as on Friday April 26 2013, there exists the SkySQL &

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Please test the MariaDB Galera Cluster Release Candidate

We released the release candidate for MariaDB Galera Cluster on 21st December 2012, not traditionally the best time to make a release. We want to make this a GA release soon and we also want to ensure its well tested. Download it. Read the release notes. Give us feedback/report bugs.  Blog about it too!

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Barcelona hots up for MySQL-related activity

It seems there’s lot of activity in Barcelona, Spain in the coming weeks. Lenz Grimmer talks about speaking at LinuxCon Europe (Nov 5-9), where the conference really runs from Nov 5-7. I’m happy to be speaking about MariaDB on the 5th. Monty Program & SkySQL are joint-booth-sponsors of this event, so expect there to be a presence for Q&A at the booths.

While I wish I can stay on for the meetup organized by Giuseppe Maxia, like Lenz, I will have left Barcelona.

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MariaDB/MySQL Tokyo Meetup #1

If you’re interested in MariaDB & MySQL and happen to be in Tokyo, do drop by the first ever MariaDB/MySQL Tokyo Meetup #1.

It happens October 16 2012, from 18.00-20.00. It is graciously hosted at K.K.Ashisuto (HQ) Salon Space (2nd floor). We have maps in Japanese and English.

See you there!

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