MariaDB 5.2, a branch of the MySQL database which includes all major open source storage engines, myriad bug fixes and many community patches, has been released. It has all changes up to MySQL 5.1.51
Recently I tested our new segmented key cache feature for MyISAM in MariaDB 5.2.2-gamma for performance gains. You can check our new features in MariaDB 5.2 in our Ask Monty Knowledge Base
You will also find the details about the segmented key cache feature in our Knowledge Base at:
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.
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).
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.
MariaDB 5.1.44b Linux and Solaris binaries, Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS packages, and source are now available for download. This is a bugfix/security release of MariaDB 5.1.44. From the MariaDB 5.1.44b Release Notes: