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MariaDB 10.2.5 RC now available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.2.5 Release Candidate (RC). See the release notes and changelog for details. Download MariaDB 10.2.5 Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.2? MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!

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Making life prettier with gdb PrettyPrinting API

Anyone who has peeked inside a gdb manual knows that gdb has some kind of Python API. And anyone who has skimmed through has seen something called “Pretty Printing” that supposedly tells gdb how to print complex data structures in a nice and readable way. Well, at least I have seen that, but I’ve never […]

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Extended maintenance period for MariaDB 5.5

As the maintenance policy of the MariaDB Foundation states, we are committed to maintaining each release for 5 years. As MariaDB 5.5 was announced for General Availability in 2012, the five year mark will soon be passed. However, since MariaDB 5.5 is widely used in many major Linux distributions in production use at the moment, […]

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MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.30 and Connector/J 1.5.9 now available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.30 and MariaDB Connector/J 1.5.9. Both of these are stable (GA) releases. See the release notes and changelogs for details. Download MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0.30 Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB Galera Cluster? MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator Download […]

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Who are you? The history of MySQL and MariaDB authentication protocols from 1997 to 2017

MySQL 3.20 to 4.0 In the good old days, when 32MB of RAM justified the name my-huge.cnf, when nobody knew Google and Facebook didn’t even exist, security was… how do I put it… kind of cute. Computer viruses didn’t steal millions and didn’t disrupt elections — they played Yankee Doodle or told you not to […]

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