MariaDB Foundation is commited to ensuring MariaDB Server has a thriving community of developers and contributors. A software project cannot be maintained without proper tests. mysql-test-run is our standard testing toolkit for MariaDB Server. What it (mostly) does is run queries against one or more servers and compare their output to the expected one. This checks both behaviour and data consistency. The main principle is the server should always return the same data that is put into it.
One problem with this testing method is that it only covers the hosts’ environment. That means that if you are running Debian on x86_64 architecture, you are testing x86_64 architecture on a Debian Linux distribution. Read more
The 2019 Shanghai MariaDB Developers Unconference is being hosted by Microsoft Shanghai, from 19 November. Slides will be added to this post as they become available.
- Welcome by MariaDB Foundation CEO (Kaj)
- MariaDB Foundation from the perspective of a Board Member (Eric)
- Sponsoring MariaDB Foundation (Prashant)
- History of MariaDB (Monty)
- New Contributor Tutorial – MariaDB Server & more (Vicentiu)
- ALTER TABLE Improvements in MariaDB (Marko)
- The Path of the Query (Sergei G)
- Main classes/structures of MariaDB and how they are connected (Oleksandr)
- How to add a new function and debug MariaDB Server (Monty)
- How MariaDB optimizer works in general (Oleksandr)
- Stress Reduction (Prashant)
- The customization features of MariaDB Spider in Tencent Games (Will Han)
- Memory management Conventional query/PS/SP (Oleksandr)
- MariaDB Feature Plan: RecycleBin for DDL (Lixun Peng)
- TBA (Alexey)
- MariaDB Server 10.5 InnoDB Status &
In his blog post “On Contributions, Pride and Cockiness ” in May, MariaDB Foundation CEO Kaj Arnö spoke of a renewed focus on MariaDB Server pull requests. Processing community pull requests in good time is a key part of our mission, but we’d been falling behind, and receiving justifiable criticism. At the time of that article, there were 167 open pull requests, with many open for far too long, and contributors were frustrated.
We set out two end goals:
- Reduce backlog of open pull requests
- Motivate contributors to make more contributions
There’s been no noticeable uptick in contributions since then, but we’ve made good progress in reducing the number of open pull requests. Read more
(The original English version of this post is available here).
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(A Chinese version of this post is available here).
The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 MariaDB Developers Unconference in Shanghai. This will be our second Unconference in China, after the 2017 Developers Unconference in Shenzhen, and will take place from Tuesday 19 November to Thursday 21 November 2019.
Microsoft Shanghai are kindly hosting the event. If you want to attend, please sign up on the event page at Meetup.com. We recommend you stay in a hotel near the venue.
All events are free of charge to attend.
The event will be the traditional unconference, with lots of opportunities for discussions and collaboration around any topic. Read more
At the end of the download process for MariaDB Server from downloads.mariadb.org, downloaders will from now on be redirected to a MariaDB Knowledge Base page with further information related to how to work with the MariaDB Server release just downloaded.
This is meant to be helpful for the downloader, both when getting started with MariaDB in general, and with that specific release in particular.
The decision to redirect downloaders to a site run by the MariaDB Corporation needs special care. The MariaDB Foundation board voted on the issue, with the board members who work for the MariaDB Corporation abstaining from the vote. Read more
The Debian project announced their 15th release, code name Buster, on July 6th 2019. Debian 10 ships with MariaDB 10.3 and Galera. There is no separate MariaDB Connector C package, but instead MariaDB 10.3 includes MariaDB Connector C 3.0. Like most other popular Linux distributions, Debian prefers MariaDB over the Oracle owned alternative and this is now the second major release of Debian that only ships with MariaDB, and no MySQL at all. Anybody attempting to run apt install mysql-server will end up with MariaDB server instead and any upgrades from older MySQL versions to new MariaDB versions happen seamlessly, just like users have learnt to expect from apt. Read more
At MariaDB Foundation, we are proud of MariaDB Server getting plenty of contributions. But we don’t want to get cocky, so here is an update about where we stand, and what we want to make happen.
First, we have shown our contribution pride in several places. On 15 February 2019, I tweeted
On code contributions, #MariaDB beats #MySQL 1009 to 247: We have over a thousand (1009) closed pull requests on github (and 179 open), MySQL has 247 closed (1 open). https://t.co/32NIuMMTvc pic.twitter.com/ZZcRBdk939
— Kaj Arnö (@kajarno) February 15, 2019
Repeating: On code contributions, #MariaDB beats #MySQL 1009 to 247: We have over a thousand (1009) closed pull requests on GitHub (and 179 open), MySQL has 247 closed (1 open).
In our Annual Report 2018, we spent several pages, talking about pull requests and patches, showing code contribution statistics. Read more