MariaDB 5.2.9 Release Notes
Release date: 22 Sep 2011
MariaDB 5.2.9 is a Stable release.In general this means there are no known serious bugs and we believe the code is ready for general usage. A "stable" MariaDB release is equivalent to a MySQL "GA" release.
In most respects MariaDB will work exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs that exist in MySQL also exist in MariaDB.
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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.
2 Nov 2011 Update:
We've updated the Ubuntu packages for MariaDB 5.2.9. Apart from now including packages for Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" the only other change is to remove the default apparmor profile.
Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" introduced some significant
Rather than try to keep our apparmor profile in sync with Ubuntu and risk a
future breakage when they decide to change something else, we have decided to
include an empty profile in our packages. If you have customized your
/etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.mysqld file you will be given the option to keep
or remove it during the upgrade. If you haven't customized the default profile,
the profile will be removed.