Release date: 5 Dec 2011
MariaDB 5.2.10 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.
PAM Authentication Plugin
MariaDB 5.2.10 includes a new open source PAM authentication plugin. See the PAM authentication plugin page for details on this plugin and how to use it. For this version of MariaDB the plugin is only available in the source tarball.
Includes MariaDB 5.1.60 and MySQL 5.1.60
See the MySQL 5.1.60 Release Notes for a list of changes made upstream in MySQL.
Includes XtraDB from Percona-Server-5.1.59-13
Windows Packages -- UPDATE, 6 Dec 2011
The Windows packages are now available from the primary mirror (osuosl). They will be available on all mirrors within 24 hours.
Special Note for Debian and Ubuntu Users
The Layerjet mirror was recently deactivated. If you were using the Debian or Ubuntu repositories on this mirror, you will need to update your MariaDB sources.list entries to use a different mirror.
If you ever notice the mirror you are using is not responding, check the http://downloads.askmonty.org/mariadb/repositories/sources.list generator for the current list of mirrors.