What’s new in MariaDB Connector/C 3.0 – Part I: SSL

New SSL alternatives

SSL connections in previous versions of MariaDB Connector/C are based on the OpenSSL library. But because of the OpenSSL heartbleed bug, licensing problems and the lack of support for different transport layers, we decided to add support for alternative SSL implementations.

That’s why Connector/C 3.0 can use not only OpenSSL, but also

  • GnuTLS (http://www.gnutls.org)
  • SChannel (Windows only)

On Windows Connector/C 3.0 uses SChannel by default and does not require any external SSL libraries.

Currently the SSL implementation must be selected when Connector/C is compiled. One does it by setting WITH_SSL cmake variable to one of the OPENSSL, GNUTLS, SCHANNEL, or OFF to have no SSL support at all. Read more

MariaDB Rhein/Neckar Usergroup meeting in Heidelberg/Germany

On February 26th 2015 the first meeting of Germany’s Rhein/Neckar User group will take place in Heidelberg.

Georg Richter, lead of MariaDB’s connectors team will give a talk “Don’t! No! Never!- common mistakes in relational database systems”.

Two special guests (Sanja Byelin, MariaDB Server Core Developer and Lawrin Novitsky, lead developer of MariaDB’s Connector/ODBC) will be available too for answering your questions and discussing/collecting your ideas around MariaDB, Percona, MySQL related and other database management systems.

Celebrate free speech, but also free beer (sponsored by MariaDB Corporation) and join on us on Feb. 26th in Heidelberg! Read more

MariaDB Connectors moved to github

Good bye bzr, welcome git!

After latest releases we moved development of MariaDB Connectors for C, ODBC and Java from launchpad to github.

The connector repositories can be found under https://github.com/MariaDB

Repository-Links:

Feel free to watch, fork and contribute! Read more

MariaDB Client Library for C 2.0 and Maria JDBC Client 1.1.7 released

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the releases of MariaDB C Client Library 2.0 and MariaDB JDBC Client 1.1.7

The MariaDB Client Library for C 2.0 is a major release which contains more than 70 bug fixes and a lot of new functions and features, e.g.

  • SSH support
  • Dynamic Columns API
  • Support for MinGW and Objective/C
  • Read-ahead cache

…and much more!

For a complete list of all new features please visit MariaDB Client Library for C 2.0.0 Release Notes

We are very proud for getting a tremendous amount of contributions: bug reports, ports, patches and suggestions which helped us a lot to improve the quality and to add new features. Read more

New kid on the block: MariaDB ODBC Driver 0.9.1-beta

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce MariaDB ODBC Driver Beta – the start of the public beta testing phase of MariaDB ODBC Driver

MariaDB ODBC Driver is a standarized database driver for Windows platforms. It supports ODBC Standard 3.5 and can be used as a drop-in replacement for MySQL Connector/ODBC.

Maria ODBC Driver is licensed under the LGPL license. It is compatible to MySQL Connector/ODBC and supports both Unicode and ANSI mode.

MariaDB ODBC Driver is build on top of the MariaDB LGPL C library and uses binary prepared statement protocol for client server communication.

For more information please visit the MariaDB ODBC Driver page Read more