Release date: 5 Mar 2013
MariaDB Galera 5.5.29 is a Stable (GA) release. In general this means that there are no known serious bugs, except for those marked as feature requests, that no bugs were fixed since last release that caused a notable code changes, and that we believe the code is ready for general usage (based on bug inflow). It is a merge of MariaDB 5.5.29 and Galera Cluster with some additional bug fixes.
For a list of changes made in MariaDB Galera 5.5.29, with links to detailed information on each push, see the MariaDB Galera 5.5.29 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 MariaDB 5.5.29 and Galera Cluster
The repositories for MariaDB and MariaDB Galera Cluster are combined. Please visit the MariaDB Repository Configuration Tool to generate commands suitable for many different Linux Distributions.
When using the repositories to install MariaDB Galera Cluster, the only difference between it and installing MariaDB is to specify the MariaDB Galera Server package instead of the MariaDB Server package and to install the Galera package. For example, on Ubuntu, after updating the mariadb.list file the following command will install MariaDB Galera Server:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mariadb-galera-server galera
If MariaDB is already installed on the server the package manager will uninstall the appropriate packages prior to installing the MariaDB Galera Cluster packages.
See the MariaDB 5.5.29 Changelog for full details of the many packaging and other fixes.
Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB Galera Cluster!