Release date: 09 Aug 2010
For a list of every change made in this release, see the Changelog.
In most respects MariaDB will work exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs that exist in MySQL also exist in MariaDB.
Includes MySQL 5.1.49
For MariaDB 5.1.49 we have merged in all of the upstream changes from MySQL 5.1.48 and 5.1.49. The MySQL 5.1.48, and 5.1.49 release notes have details of what changes were made upstream by MySQL since 5.1.47.
Includes XtraDB 5.1.47-11.2
We have included XtraDB from Percona Server 5.1.47-11.2 in this version of MariaDB. The XtraDB 5.1.47-11.2 release notes page has details of the changes made to XtraDB since version 1.0.6-10 (the version included in MariaDB 5.1.47).
Aria Engine Fixes and Enhancements
In this version of MariaDB we have fixed several recovery and other bugs in the Aria engine. See the changelog for more details and links to the individual bug reports.
An installer for Windows has been included in this version of MariaDB. The installer allows choosing which parts of MariaDB to install (devel headers, client libraries, and etc...), setting the install directory, and optionally installing MariaDB as a Windows service.
The win32 zip file contains both a release and a debug build, and just unzips to a directory. For this reason, the installer is recommended for regular use while the zip file is better for special-purpose installations for power users.
New Location for Release Notes and Changelogs
For this release of MariaDB the Release Notes and Changelog are located at the new Askmonty.org Knowledgebase. Over time, the Knowledgebase will become the primary source of MariaDB documentation and release information. Documentation, Changelogs, Release Notes for previous versions of MariaDB will be migrated here over the next few months. Redirects will be created for items as they are moved from the wiki, so any bookmarks will continue to work after a page has been moved.