MariaDB Server is one of the world’s most popular open source relational databases and is available in the standard repositories of all major Linux distributions. Look for the package mariadb-server using the package manager of your operating system. Alternatively you can use the following resources:
To help with automating downloads of MariaDB Server and related files, MariaDB Foundation has exposed a REST API.
MariaDB Foundation ensures that MariaDB Server has a steady cadence of releases. Until MariaDB Server 10.6, MariaDB Server had about one stable major release every year. Now there are multiple short term releases each year, in addition to less frequent long-term releases. The current maintained versions are: 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.11 (maintained for 5 years), 10.10, 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 (maintained for one year). and the development version is 11.4. Each stable version receives bug-fixes and security fixes periodically.
The roadmap is visible on jira.mariadb.org (login is required), along with estimated release dates.
The Reporting Bugs page on the Knowledge Base has details on how to report a bug.
For End of Life releases, MariaDB Foundation will not provide security updates, however outside contributors are welcome to submit security and bug fixes and backports to no-longer maintained versions.