Release date: 3 May 2017
This is a Stable (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.
Updates & Bug Fixes
MariaDB 5.5.56 is a maintenance release. It includes bugfixes and updates, including from MySQL 5.5.56.
A full list of all changes is in the changelog.
Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!