Release date: 11 Apr 2012
MariaDB 5.5.23 is a Stable (GA) release. In general this means that there are no known serious bugs, except for those marked as feature requests, that no bugs were fixed since last release that caused a notable code changes, and that we believe the code is ready for general usage (based on bug inflow).
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 5.5.23 available at this time.
Includes MariaDB 5.3.6
MariaDB 5.5.23 includes MariaDB 5.3.6, which, among other things, fixes a bug that under certain rare circumstances allowed a user to connect with an invalid password. This is a serious security issue. We recommend upgrading from older versions of MariaDB 5.5 as soon as possible. See the MariaDB 5.3.6 Release Notes and Changelog for more information.
Includes MySQL 5.5.23
This version of MariaDB includes MySQL 5.5.23. See Changes in MySQL 5.5.23 for what changed between this and previous MySQL versions.