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 Version||Stable (GA) Date||Five year boundary date|
|MariaDB 5.1||1 Feb 2010||1 Feb 2015|
|MariaDB 5.2||10 Nov 2010||10 Nov 2015|
|MariaDB 5.3||29 Feb 2012||1 Mar 2017|
|MariaDB 5.5||11 Apr 2012||11 Apr 2020|
|MariaDB 10.0||31 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2019|
|MariaDB 10.1||17 Oct 2015||17 Oct 2020|
|MariaDB 10.2||23 May 2017||23 May 2022|
|MariaDB 10.3||Not Stable||5 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.