Why two versions (10.0 and 10.1)?
We run a number of MariaDB v10.0.x installations for in-house projects, and I have only just realized that there's a v10.1.x version. I have begun reading about the differences, and that there's an upgrade procedure.
Forgive the (likely) newb question, but was it totally necessary to create a new version of MariaDB for these changes? I mean, when 10.2 is released (and 10.3, 10.4 etc), is it going to be another whole new release with separate upgrade/versioning paths? Surely from a development management perspective this creates resource overheads for you?
Will v10.0 cease development in the near future, to be replaced by v10.1? I am trying to decide whether I just should upgrade our systems to v10.1.
Just wondering :)
Answer Answered by Daniel Black in this comment.
http://www.bytebot.net/blog/archives/2015/12/12/mariadb-server-gas-supported-for-5-years seems to indicate the support dates.