Release date: 25 Feb 2012
MariaDB 5.5.20 is an Alpha release. MariaDB 5.5.20-alpha is a merge of MariaDB 5.3 and MySQL 5.5 with some limited additional bug fixes. This is the first 5.5-based release, and we are releasing it now, intentionally without any extra features and with it missing some features, to get it into the hands of any who might want to test it. Extra features planned for MariaDB 5.5 will be pushed into subsequent releases. Do not use alpha releases on production systems.
In most respects MariaDB will work exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs that exist in MySQL also exist in MariaDB.
Note: There are no RPM packages of MariaDB 5.5.20 available at this time.
Includes MySQL 5.5.20
This version of MariaDB includes MySQL 5.5.20. See Changes in MySQL 5.5.20 for what changed between this and previous MySQL versions.
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MariaDB may already be included in your favorite OS distribution. More information can be found on the Distributions which Include MariaDB page.