MariaDB Contribution Statistics, March 2023

Due to a catalogue of issues our previous quarterly update for developer metrics was not published. This time, however, we have made quite a few changes. In this post, we will summarise 2022 and what has happened in the first couple of months of 2023. All the data for this blog post can be found in CSV format in the release section of the MariaDB Metrics repository, along with everything you need to generate the metrics yourself.

Changes to metrics gathering

For the main commit metrics, we use a tool called “GitDM” or Git Data Miner which was developed for the git kernel trees to group commits by people and organisations.

Google Summer of Code 2023

The Google Summer of Code is a fantastic program that pairs new contributors up with mentors and pays them to work on open source projects.

MariaDB has been part of Google Summer of Code for 10 years and we are happy to announce that we are officially part of the program this year, too!

Traditionally, GSoC has only been open to university students, but now it is available to anyone! I’m a big fan of this, because talented people who do not have the opportunity to go to university can get involved. It also benefits those who are working towards a change into a career in software development.

MariaDB 11.0.1 RC (Short Term Support) now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB Server 11.0.1, the first RC release of the MariaDB Server 11.0 series, a Short Term Support release (with support lasting 1 year).

MariaDB Server 11 is a new major series. The release brings lots of query optimizer changes which we believe will be beneficial to our users. Nonetheless we advise testing before deploying in production as some query plans may change. You can read more about the changes from the original author.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 11.0.1

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 11.0?

MariaDB 10.11.2 GA now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB Server 10.11.2, the first GA release of the MariaDB 10.11 series, a Long Term Support release.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.11.2

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.11?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator

Contributors to MariaDB 10.11.2

Aleksey Midenkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Freiherr von Buddenbrock
Alexander Kuleshov
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Andrew Hutchings (MariaDB Foundation)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
anson1014 (Amazon)
Angelique Sklavounos (MariaDB Corporation)
Brad Smith
Brandon Nesterenko (MariaDB Corporation)
Christian Gonzalez (Amazon)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniele Sciascia (Codership)
Denis Protivensky
Dmitry Shulga (MariaDB Corporation)
Dominik Hassler
Eric Herman
Haidong Ji (Amazon)
Heiko Becker
Ian Gilfillan (MariaDB Foundation)
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Lena Startseva (MariaDB Corporation)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Michael Roosz
Mikhail Chalov (Amazon)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Nayuta Yanagisawa (MariaDB Corporation)
Nikita Malyavin (MariaDB Corporation)
Oleg Smirnov (MariaDB Corporation)
Oleksandr Byelkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Otto Kekäläinen (Amazon)
Robin Newhouse (Amazon)
Rucha Deodhar (MariaDB Corporation)
Sachin Setia
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Seppo Jaakola (Codership)
Teemu Ollakka (Codership)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani
Tuukka Pasanen (MariaDB Foundation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
Vlad Lesin (MariaDB Corporation)
Weijun Huang
Yuchen Pei (MariaDB Corporation)
51 Contributors

Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB! …

FOSDEM 2023: MariaDB Reflections

Finally, a face to face FOSDEM! The encounters invigorated day-to-day work for all of MariaDB Foundation, even those of us not present in Brussels.

Withdrawal symptoms

With three years since last time, it felt like it was about time to see the familiar FOSDEM faces live again. Finally, last weekend gave us a chance to do what one had come to take for granted – meet in packed devrooms, hear the latest, chat in corridors, exchange thoughts and make plans at Brussels cafés and restaurants.

Back with MySQL

The MariaDB, MySQL and Friends room was back together in one room, having been separated virtually.

MariaDB 10.10.3, 10.9.5, 10.8.7, 10.7.8, 10.6.12, 10.5.19, 10.4.28 and 10.3.38 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.10.3, MariaDB 10.9.5, MariaDB 10.8.7 and MariaDB 10.7.8, the latest Generally Available releases in their respective short-term series (maintained for one year from their first GA release dates), as well as MariaDB 10.6.12, MariaDB 10.5.19, MariaDB 10.4.28 and MariaDB 10.3.38, the latest stable releases in their respective long-term series (maintained for five years).

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.10.3

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.10?

New GPG Release Key for RPMs

As mentioned in the previous batch of release notes (e.g. 10.6.11), our Yum/DNF/Zypper repositories for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Centos, Fedora, openSUSE and SUSE will, from our next set of releases, be migrated to being signed with a new GPG key with SHA2 digest algorithms instead of SHA1.

The key we are migrating to is the same one we already use for our Debian and Ubuntu repositories.

  • The short Key ID is: 0xC74CD1D8
  • The long Key ID is: 0xF1656F24C74CD1D8
  • The full fingerprint of the key is: 177F 4010 FE56 CA33 3630 0305 F165 6F24 C74C D1D8

The key can be imported now in preparation for this change using the following command:

sudo rpm –import

Those with a gpgkey=https://mirror/yum/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB in their repo file will still work, you’ll just need to accept the new key on DNF update.

MariaDB at FOSDEM 2023

MariaDB is at FOSDEM 2023, and it’s great to be back for the in-person event in Brussels for the first time since 2020. We’ll be participating in the MariaDB, MySQL and friends devroom. If you’re here in person, come see us live in room K.3.201 on Sunday morning, or come hang out at anytime our stand at Building K Level 1 Group B Stand 8.

And if you’re not enjoying the Belgian culinary delights and the rain in person, everything will be livestreamed, as well as available on video at a later stage. …