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MariaDB patches for Random Query Generator

My fellow testers and others who run RQG tests on MySQL flavors might be interested in some additions that are being used for MariaDB testing. While none of them is a major breakthrough, maybe they will make somebody’s life a little easier. RQG Introduction A quick introduction for those who have never heard of RQG, […]

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State Of The Sea Lion – June 2013

The Board of the MariaDB Foundation thought it would be good to provide an update — hopefully the first of a regular quarterly series — on how we’re progressing with the interim activities around constructing governance, identifying a new representative Board and structuring an engineering council. The MariaDB Foundation is now independent of any business […]

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MariaDB Foundation Becomes OSI Affiliate

I’m pleased to say that the Open Source Initiative Board has accepted the MariaDB Foundation’s application to become an Affiliate Member of OSI. The MariaDB Foundation Board decided to join OSI to demonstrate our support for the principle of software freedom and to be able to participate in OSI projects more directly under their new […]

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MySQL man pages silently relicensed away from GPL

It has recently been brought to our attention that the MySQL man pages have been relicensed. The change was made rather silently going from MySQL 5.5.30 to MySQL 5.5.31. This affects all pages in the man/ directory of the source code. You can tell the changes have come during this short timeframe (5.5.30->5.5.31). The old […]

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MariaDB Foundation Becomes OIN Licensee

The MariaDB Foundation Board has now been meeting for a few months and we have been gradually taking steps to establish the Foundation as an independent organisation with member-led governance. The Board has asked me, as CEO, to provide regular updates on our progress here on the MariaDB Blog, so watch for posts in the […]

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MariaDB 10.0.3 alpha Now Available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.0.3. This is an alpha release. See the release notes and changelog for details. Download MariaDB 10.0.3 Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.0? APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator About this Release MariaDB 10.0 is the development version of MariaDB. It is […]

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MariaDB 5.5.31 Now Available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MariaDB 5.5.31. This is a Stable (GA) release. See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the What is MariaDB 5.5? page in the AskMonty Knowledgebase for general information about the MariaDB 5.5 series. Download MariaDB 5.5.31 Release […]

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On performance of JDBC drivers.

Back when the first version of the MariaDB Java Client was released, someone asked in the comments about the performance characteristics of the driver compared to ConnectorJ. I answered with hand-waving, saying that nobody does anything stupid, the performance of the drivers would be roughly the same, but I promised to measure it and tell […]

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