Release date: 18 Aug 2011
MariaDB 5.2.8 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.
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Some highlights of this release:
Aria Fixes and Changes
- Fixes for Aria recover
- Fixes for updates with long keys.
- The max key length for aria has been reduced from about
block_size/3(because the underflow algorithm requires this)
Various Bug Fixes
Several bugs were fixed in this version of MariaDB. See the MariaDB 5.2.8 Changelog for details.