Changes & Improvements in MariaDB 5.2

MariaDB 5.2 is no longer maintained. Please use a more recent release.

DateReleaseStatusRelease NotesChangelog
30 Jan 2013MariaDB 5.2.14Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
29 Nov 2012MariaDB 5.2.13Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
6 Apr 2012MariaDB 5.2.12Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
2 Apr 2012MariaDB 5.2.11Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
5 Dec 2011MariaDB 5.2.10Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
22 Sep 2011MariaDB 5.2.9Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
18 Aug 2011MariaDB 5.2.8Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
14 Jun 2011MariaDB 5.2.7Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
12 May 2011MariaDB 5.2.6Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
3 Mar 2011MariaDB 5.2.5Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
6 Dec 2010MariaDB 5.2.4Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
10 Nov 2010MariaDB 5.2.3Stable (GA)Release NotesChangelog
28 Sep 2010MariaDB 5.2.2Release CandidateRelease NotesChangelog
18 Jun 2010MariaDB 5.2.1BetaRelease NotesChangelog
10 Apr 2010MariaDB 5.2.0BetaRelease NotesChangelog

MariaDB 5.2 contains features that didn't have time to go into MariaDB 5.1. For all practical purposes it's a drop in replacement for MariaDB 5.1 (and thus MySQL 5.1).

MariaDB 5.2 is based on MariaDB 5.1 and thus MySQL 5.1.

The new features in 5.2 are quite isolated and as most have been in use by members in the MySQL community for a long time. Current versions of MariaDB 5.2 are stable and can be downloaded from

New storage engines

    • Allows you to handle hierarchies (tree structures) and complex graphs (nodes having many connections in several directions)
  • SphinxSE: Text search within MariaDB.
    • A built-in Sphinx client which allows MariaDB to talk to searchd, run search queries, and obtain search results.

New features

Other things

We have also done several smaller speed improvements, bug fixes and code cleanups.

Security Vulnerabilities Fixed in MariaDB 5.2

For a complete list of security vulnerabilities (CVEs) fixed across all versions of MariaDB, see the Security Vulnerabilities Fixed in MariaDB page.


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