Release date: 31 May 2012
MariaDB 5.5.24 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.
Includes MariaDB 5.3.7 and MySQL 5.5.24
MariaDB 5.5.24 includes MariaDB 5.3.7 and MySQL 5.5.24. See the MariaDB 5.3.7 Release Notes and Changelog for more information on the changes in MariaDB 5.3.7. See Changes in MySQL 5.5.24 for what changed between this and previous MySQL versions.
RPM packages and YUM repositories
MariaDB 5.5.24 introduces new RPM packages and YUM repositories for RedHat, Fedora, and CentOS.
To get started with the repositories, head over to the Installing MariaDB with yum page. We've also updated our repository configuration tool so that you can easily generate a custom MariaDB.repo for your distribution.
If you don't want to use yum you can, of course, still download and install the MariaDB rpm files manually.
Lastly, we've created a page describing what is included in each RPM file, so you can easily determine which of the rpm packages you need or want.
This is our first attempt at providing YUM repositories for MariaDB, so please let us know if you run into any issues.
Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise"
The MariaDB APT repositories have been updated to include packages for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. The Installing MariaDB .deb Files page has instructions on how to set up the repository.
If you've previously added MariaDB to your sources.list, use our repository configuration tool to generate an updated entry for Ubuntu "Precise".
BSD 9 and MacOS X Binaries
MariaDB 5.5.24 also includes binaries for BSD 9 and MacOS X 10.5. As with the new RPM packages, this is our first attempt at providing packages for these operating systems. So please let us know if you run into any issues.
Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!