The MariaDB project is a community project governed by the MariaDB Foundation. Please see the Maintenance Policy on the MariaDB Foundation website.

The MariaDB project is as active as the community around it and the MariaDB Foundation members actively working on and enhancing MariaDB. Therefore, from the MariaDB project perspective, the aspiration is for each major version of MariaDB to be maintained for five years after its initial stable (GA) version.

With this guideline in mind and the aspiration of having each major release maintained for five years after the first stable (GA) release all versions of MariaDB from 5.5 are currently "maintained". The following schedule shows the dates:

Major VersionStable (GA) DateFive year boundary date
MariaDB 5.11 Feb 20101 Feb 2015
MariaDB 5.210 Nov 201010 Nov 2015
MariaDB 5.329 Feb 20121 Mar 2017
MariaDB 5.511 Apr 201211 Apr 2020
MariaDB 10.031 Mar 201431 Mar 2019
MariaDB 10.117 Oct 201517 Oct 2020
MariaDB 10.223 May 201723 May 2022
MariaDB 10.3Not Stable5 years after stable (GA) release date

Exceptions for MariaDB versions in widespread use

The MariaDB Corporation may decide to maintain selected releases beyond the normal 5 years if they are in exceptionally widespread use. As MariaDB 5.5 is included in multiple prominent Linux distributions with a lifespan beyond 2017, the Corporation is committed in maintaining it until 2020.

Additional Technical Support possibility

MariaDB Corporation can of course offer additional Technical Support and Services to their customers that cover the versions even longer and provide SLA commitments for additional feeds. Please contact us for more details.

See also

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