MariaDB Blog

September 23, 2010

Making upgrades from MySQL 5.0 easier

The intention from the start was to make upgrades to newer MySQL versions trivial. We have done a lot of work to keep data formats compatible (both in the .frm files and in the storage engines); when you install a new version of MySQL things should "just work". For a long time this was true, until MySQL 5.0 where we had to do some data incompatible changes, like in the way some characters were sorted and how end-of-line blanks were stored in indexes.

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September 23, 2010

5.2.2 is around the corner

By S e

I've just pushed the last batch of changes into 5.2 tree. The most important change was renaming Maria engine to Aria(with old maria* compatibility variables).

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September 10, 2010

MariaDB 5.1.50 Released

Dear MariaDB users, MariaDB 5.1.50, a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes, and many community patches, has been released. MariaDB: Community developed, feature enhanced, backward compatible. For an overview of what's new in MariaDB 5.1.50, please see the release notes.

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