Release date: 14 Jun 2011
MariaDB 5.2.7 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.
For a list of every change made in MariaDB 5.2.7, including the various bugs that were fixed and links to detailed information on each push, see the MariaDB 5.2.7 Changelog. See previous release notes and changelogs for changes made in previous versions of MariaDB.
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 5.2.7 contains the following changes:
Faster Internal Temporary Tables
In MariaDB 5.2.7 we've added some improvements and optimizations which result in faster internal temporary tables for some edge cases (when using GROUP BY without summary functions).
HeidiSQL GUI client now included in Windows MSI package
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 RPMs
Starting with MariaDB 5.2.7, we are now building Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 RPM packages. This is in addition to our CentOS 5 packages, which we will continue to provide.
Other fixes and enhancements
- Fixed problem with wrong priority (nice -19) on mysqld server
- Fixed crash with partitioned archive tables where there were too few file descriptors
- Lots of small fixes for easier windows builds