MariaDB Server’s continuous integration & testing available to community

How MariaDB Server is tested

MariaDB Foundation is commited to ensuring MariaDB Server has a thriving community of developers and contributors. A software project cannot be maintained without proper tests. mysql-test-run is our standard testing toolkit for MariaDB Server. What it (mostly) does is run queries against one or more servers and compare their output to the expected one. This checks both behaviour and data consistency. The main principle is the server should always return the same data that is put into it.

One problem with this testing method is that it only covers the hosts’ environment. That means that if you are running Debian on x86_64 architecture, you are testing x86_64 architecture on a Debian Linux distribution. Read more

On Contributions, Pride and Cockiness

At MariaDB Foundation, we are proud of MariaDB Server getting plenty of contributions. But we don’t want to get cocky, so here is an update about where we stand, and what we want to make happen.

First, we have shown our contribution pride in several places. On 15 February 2019, I tweeted

Repeating: On code contributions, #MariaDB beats #MySQL 1009 to 247: We have over a thousand (1009) closed pull requests on GitHub (and 179 open), MySQL has 247 closed (1 open).

In our Annual Report 2018, we spent several pages, talking about pull requests and patches, showing code contribution statistics. Read more

Authentication in MariaDB 10.4 — Understanding the Changes

MariaDB Server 10.4 came with a whole lot of Security related changes. Some of them are merely optimizations (like MDEV-15649), some improve existing features to be more robust (MDEV-15473, MDEV-7598) or convenient (MDEV-12835, MDEV-16266). Some are MySQL compatibility features, requested by our users (MDEV-7597, MDEV-13095).

But the first thing any MariaDB Server user, whether an experienced veteran or a newbie, does — before even issuing the first SQL statement — is logging in. Authenticating to the database server. Read more

MariaDB 5.5.59 now available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.59. This is a stable (GA) release. See the release notes and changelog for details.

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Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5?

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MariaDB 10.2.12 now available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.2.12, the next stable release in the 10.2 series. See the release notes and changelogs for details.

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Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.2?

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MariaDB 10.2.11 now available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.2.11. See the release notes and changelogs for details.

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Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.2?

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MariaDB 5.5.58 and MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.0.2 now available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.58, as well as the recent release of MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.0.2.

These are both stable (GA) releases. See the release notes and changelog for details.

Download MariaDB 5.5.58

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5?

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Download MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.0.2

Release Notes Changelog About MariaDB Connector/ODBC


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