MariaDB 10.10 preview releases now available

We are pleased to announce the fourth MariaDB series release under the new release model, MariaDB 10.10.0.

Maturing MariaDB more quickly

One of the purposes of the new model is to get features into the hands of users more quickly, in a form which supports stability by allowing the new feature to be more easily tested, separate from other new features being developed at the same time.

Candidate features for MariaDB 10.10

There are four separate preview releases, containing the following features under consideration for release in 10.10.1:

Replication

  1. Change defaults for CHANGE MASTER TO so that GTID-based replication is used by default if master supports it (MDEV-19801)
  2. Deprecate MASTER_USE_GTID=Current_Pos to favor new MASTER_DEMOTE_TO_SLAVE option (MDEV-20122)

Optimizer

  1. Improve optimization of joins with many tables, including eq_ref tables (MDEV-28852)
  2. * Table elimination does not work across derived tables (MDEV-26278)

UCA14 Collation

  1. Add UCA-14.0.0 collations (MDEV-27009)
  2. Improve contraction performance in UCA collations (MDEV-27265)
  3. Improve UCA collation performance for utf8mb3 and utf8mb4 (MDEV-27266)

DDL

  1. ALTER ONLINE TABLE (MDEV-16329)
  2. Atomic CREATE OR REPLACE TABLE (MDEV-25292)

Galera

  1. Implement a method to add IPs to allowlist for Galera Cluster node addresses that can make SST/IST requests (MDEV-27246)

Miscellaneous

  1. Change default of explicit_defaults_for_timestamp to ON (MDEV-28632)
  2. –ssl option set as default for mariadb CLI (MDEV-27105)
  3. Add RANDOM_BYTES function (MDEV-25704)
  4. The INET4 data type (MDEV-23287)
  5. Re-design the upper level of handling UPDATE and DELETE statements (MDEV-28883)
  6. Deprecate the DES_ENCRYPT/DECRYPT functions (MDEV-27104)

On the download page for 10.10.0, you will see sources in Linux (x86-64 bintar) and source formats only.

MariaDB 10.9.1, 10.8.3, 10.7.4, 10.6.8, 10.5.16, 10.4.25, 10.3.35 and 10.2.44 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.9.1, the first Release Candidate (RC) in the MariaDB 10.9 series, MariaDB 10.8.3, the first Generally Available (GA) release in the MariaDB 10.8 series, MariaDB 10.7.4, the second Generally Available release in the MariaDB 10.7 series (all maintained for one year from their first GA release dates), as well as MariaDB 10.6.8, MariaDB 10.5.16, MariaDB 10.4.25, MariaDB 10.3.35 and MariaDB 10.2.44, the latest stable releases in their respective series. …

MariaDB 10.9 preview releases now available

We are pleased to announce the third MariaDB series release under the new release model, MariaDB 10.9.0.

Maturing MariaDB more quickly

One of the purposes of the new model is to get features into the hands of users more quickly, in a form which supports stability by allowing the new feature to be more easily tested, separate from other new features being developed at the same time.

Candidate features for MariaDB 10.9

There are four separate preview releases, containing the following features under consideration for release in 10.9.1:

SHOW ANALYZE FORMAT=JSON

  1. Extend SHOW EXPLAIN to support SHOW ANALYZE [FORMAT=JSON] (MDEV-27021)
  2. Add EXPLAIN FOR CONNECTION syntax support to SHOW EXPLAIN (MDEV-10000)

JSON Range Notation

  1. Implement range notation for JSONPath (MDEV-27911)
  2. Support JSONPath negative index (MDEV-22224)
  3. JSON_OVERLAPS function (MDEV-27677)

Async redo log write

  1. Asynchronous redo log write (MDEV-26603)

Miscellaneous

  1. Implement the –do-domain-ids, –ignore-domain-ids, and –ignore-server-ids options for mysqlbinlog (MDEV-20119)
  2. information_schema.tables.table_type now shows TEMPORARY
    for local temporary tables.

MariaDB 10.8.2 RC and MariaDB 10.7.3, 10.6.7, 10.5.15, 10.4.24, 10.3.34 and 10.2.43 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.8.2, a release candidate in the MariaDB 10.8 series, MariaDB 10.7.3, a Generally Available release in the MariaDB 10.7 series (maintained for one year), as well as MariaDB 10.6.7, MariaDB 10.5.15, MariaDB 10.4.24, MariaDB 10.3.34 and MariaDB 10.2.43, the latest stable releases in their respective series.

These primarily fix a problem in last week’s releases when manually running mariadb-upgrade. See MDEV-27789, and the release notes and changelogs for details. …

MariaDB 10.8.1 RC and MariaDB 10.7.2, 10.6.6, 10.5.14, 10.4.23, 10.3.33 and 10.2.42 now available

2022 is off to a flying start and there are seven new MariaDB Server releases to kick things off. The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.8.1, the first release candidate in the MariaDB 10.8 series, MariaDB 10.7.2, the first Generally Available release in the MariaDB 10.7 series (maintained for one year), as well as MariaDB 10.6.6, MariaDB 10.5.14, MariaDB 10.4.23, MariaDB 10.3.33 and MariaDB 10.2.42, the latest stable releases in their respective series. …

FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom talks

FOSDEM, one of the premier free and open source events on the calendar, is taking place this weekend, Saturday 5 February to Sunday 6 February. The MariaDB devroom will be taking place on the Saturday.

Thanks to the committee, consisting of

Sveta Smirnova (Percona)
Oli Sennhauser (FromDual)
Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation)
Federico Razzoli (Vettabase)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)

for their valuable feedback.

The schedule is:

Take a look at the schedule on the FOSDEM site for any last-minute changes, as well as links to the videos and chatrooms.

MariaDB 10.8.0 preview releases now available

Following up on our announcement of the new release model, first used in 10.7.0, we are pleased to announce that the MariaDB Server 10.8.0 preview releases are now available.

Maturing MariaDB more quickly

One of the purposes of the new model is to get features into the hands of users more quickly, in a form which supports stability by allowing the new feature to be more easily tested, separate from other new features being developed at the same time.

Candidate features for MariaDB 10.8

The features available in the preview releases, and therefore under consideration for release in 10.8.1, are:

  1. MDEV-4989 mysqlbinlog GTID support
  2. MDEV-10654 Stored Procedures INOUT Parameters
  3. MDEV-11675 Lag free ALTER TABLE in replication
  4. MDEV-13756 Descending indexes
  5. MDEV-14425 InnoDB redo log improvements
  6. MDEV-17554 Auto create partition
  7. MDEV-26519 JSON Histograms
  8. MDEV-26713 Windows – Improved i18n support
  9. MDEV-27106 Spider Storage Engine Improvements
  10. MDEV-27265 Misc.

FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom committee

We are pleased to announce the FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom committee.

In February 2022, MariaDB will be hosting its second dedicated devroom at FOSDEM, and the committee have the job of narrowing down the submissions to choose the most interesting final selection for the FOSDEM and MariaDB communities.

Last year the number of submissions far exceeded the available slots, as it had in earlier years when MariaDB participated as part of the joint MySQL, MariaDB and Friends devroom, and we hope not to let the committee off easy this year.

The committee

Sveta Smirnova (Percona)
Oli Sennhauser (FromDual)
Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation)
Federico Razzoli (Vettabase)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)

Welcome to everyone, and we’re looking to seeing what you decide on!