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MariaDB 10.1.1: default roles

As you all know MariaDB supported roles since the MariaDB release 10.0.5. They were implemented almost exactly as specified in the SQL Standard 2003, features T331 “Basic roles” and T332 “Extended Roles”. But we were often hearing complains, users were not satisfied with purely standard set of features. In particular, the standard specified that one […]

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MariaDB upgrades to PCRE-8.34

Today we upgraded the PCRE library bundled with MariaDB-10.0 to PCRE-8.34. This PCRE release includes some improvements, fixes for better stability and performance, and gives more compatibility with the Perl regular expressions. I’d like to give details on the PCRE changes that especially affected MariaDB. PCRE now includes support for [[:<:]] and [[:>:]]  as used in the BSD […]

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Consolidating MariaDB project tools

It is not a secret that we’ve been kicking the tires and playing with JIRA for project management. After using it since the beginning of the year most of us like the feel of it and we’ve decided that it makes sense to start using it more. As you know, the MariaDB project has many […]

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Writing a MariaDB PAM Authentication Plugin

As you may know, since version 5.2.0 (released in April 2010) we support Pluggable Authentication. Using this feature one can implement an arbitrary user authentication and account management policy, completely replacing built-in MariaDB authentication with its username/password combination and mysql.user table. Also, as you might have heard, Oracle has recently released a PAM authentication plugin […]

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Bzr and launchpad tricks: firefox plugin

If you work with bazaar, you have seen its URIs. You can find the complete list is in the bzr help urlspec. Although I commonly use only a subset of that, like bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~maria-captains/maria/5.2-serg/ and http://bazaar.launchpad.net/%2Bbranch/mysql-server/5.5/. In addition I often use Launchpad aliases, such as lp:~maria-captains/maria/5.3-serg/, lp:maria/5.3, and lp:869001. And finally, there are common abbreviations that […]

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