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
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 10.6, MariaDB Server has had about one stable major release every year. With the new release model, there will be multiple short-term support each year, in addition to less frequent long-term support releases. The current supported versions are: 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.11 (supported for 5 years), 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 (supported for one year), and the development version is 11.0. 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.
The developers are generally happy to help with verifying bugs. If you need help, ask on Zulip, or on the maria-developers mailing list.
If the bug is repeatable, it is very helpful if you create a test case for the bug for use with mysql-test-run. See Debugging MariaDB with mysql-test-run for more information.
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.