10.7 preview feature: Natural sort

Natural sort order is the ordering of strings in alphabetical order, while numbers are treated as numbers. This understanding of sorting is closer to human comprehension than to a machine. You can find an example of this feature in the Windows file manager. There the files are sorted in natural order. Try to create four folders “b1”, “a11”, “a2”, “a1”.

There are several programming languages which have natural sort. In PHP it is built-in function natsort, while as an third-party module in Python it is natsort, in Perl it is Sort::Naturally and in Matlab it is sort_nat.

10.7 preview feature: UUID Data Type

Universally unique identifiers (UUIDs) have a common place in computing already. A 128-bit value with a text representational value and the prescription of a number of version types to ensure a uniqueness makes it an ideal data type.

After many years of the UUID datatype existing only as a feature request in MDEV-4958, slowly accumulating votes and watchers, we are pleased to announce a preview of the UUID data type. Like the INET6 data type, this uses the datatype plugin API from MariaDB 10.5.

What does the UUID data type look like?

Challenges and Visions for MariaDB Server

At the MariaDB Foundation, we want MariaDB Server to be a model citizen in the Open Source world. For now, there is a sizeable gap between dreams and reality. But that doesn’t stop us from striving to improve. Let me here describe some of our challenges, and share some visions of where we want to be.

Continuous Integration

One pain point is the state of the development tree. A model citizen would ensure that the tree can always be built. Every day, all the features under development could be tested by the community, on all platforms.

MariaDB 10.6.4, 10.5.12, 10.4.21, 10.3.31 and 10.2.40 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.6.4, MariaDB 10.5.12, MariaDB 10.4.21, MariaDB 10.3.31 and MariaDB 10.2.40, the latest stable releases in their respective series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.6.4

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Download MariaDB 10.5.12

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Download MariaDB 10.4.21

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MariaDB 10.6.3 GA now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.6.3, the first stable (GA) release in the MariaDB 10.6 series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

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Contributors to MariaDB 10.6.3

Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexey Bychko (MariaDB Corporation)
Alice Sherepa (MariaDB Corporation)
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
Brad Smith
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Elena Stepanova (MariaDB Corporation)
Eugene Kosov (MariaDB Corporation)
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Jean Weisbuch
Jiang Xing-zhi
Jordy Zomer
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Otto Kekäläinen
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
24 Contributors

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MariaDB 10.5.11, 10.4.20, 10.3.30 and 10.2.39 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.5.11, MariaDB 10.4.20, MariaDB 10.3.30 and MariaDB 10.2.39, the latest stable releases in their respective series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.5.11

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Download MariaDB 10.4.20

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Download MariaDB 10.3.30

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MariaDB 10.6.2 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.6.2, the first release candidate in the new MariaDB 10.6 development series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.6.2

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.6?

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Contributors to MariaDB 10.6.2

Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Anel Husakovic (MariaDB Foundation)
Brad Smith
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Dmitry Shulga (MariaDB Corporation)
Elena Stepanova (MariaDB Corporation)
Georg Richter (MariaDB Corporation)
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Krunal Bauska
Mario Karuza (Codership)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Nia Alarie (NetBSD)
Otto Kekäläinen
Ramesh Sivaraman (MariaDB Corporation)
Robert Bindar (MariaDB Foundation)
Rucha Deodhar (MariaDB Corporation)
Seppo Jaakola (Codership)
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Sujatha Sivakumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
27 Contributors

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MariaDB 10.6.1 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.6.1, the first beta release in the new MariaDB 10.6 development series.

See the release notes and changelogs for details.

Download MariaDB 10.6.1

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.6?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator


Contributors to MariaDB 10.6.1

Aleksey Midenkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB Corporation)
Alexey Yurchenko (Codership)
Andrei Elkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Brandon Nesterenko (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniele Sciascia (Codership)
Dmitry Shulga (MariaDB Corporation)
Igor Babaev (MariaDB Corporation)
Jan Lindström (MariaDB Corporation)
Julius Goryavsky (MariaDB Corporation)
Kentoku Shiba (MariaDB Corporation)
Krunal Bauskar (MySQL On ARM)
Mario Karuza (Codership)
Marko Mäkelä (MariaDB Corporation)
Michael Widenius (MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation)
Nikita Malyavin (MariaDB Corporation)
Oleksandr Byelkin (MariaDB Corporation)
Olivier Bertrand
Otto Kekäläinen
Ramesh Sivaraman (MariaDB Corporation)
Rucha Deodhar (MariaDB Corporation)
Sachin Kumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB Corporation)
Sergei Petrunia (MariaDB Corporation)
Sujatha Sivakumar (MariaDB Corporation)
Thirunarayanan Balathandayuthapani (MariaDB Corporation)
Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation)
Vladislav Vaintroub (MariaDB Corporation)
31 Contributors

Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB! …