[MariaDB Announce] MariaDB 5.2.10 and 5.1.60 Released

MariaDB Announce List announce at mariadb.org
Tue Dec 6 06:32:05 EET 2011

This email is longer than usual, but that is because we are announcing
today the availability of both MariaDB 5.2.10 and 5.1.60, the latest
additions to our growing lineup of supported software. MariaDB 5.2.10
and 5.1.60 are primarily bug-fix updates to the previous 5.2.9 and
5.1.55 releases, respectively.

== About MariaDB 5.2

MariaDB 5.2 contains features that didn't have time to go into MariaDB
5.1. For all practical purposes it's a drop in replacement for MariaDB
5.1 (and thus MySQL 5.1).

The new features in 5.2 are quite isolated and as most have been in use
by members in the MySQL community for a long time. Current versions of
MariaDB 5.2 are stable. This is equivalent to a MySQL GA release.

For a list of the various changes in the MariaDB 5.2 series, please see:

  * http://kb.askmonty.org/en/what-is-mariadb-52

=== PAM authentication plugin in MariaDB 5.2.10

One change in MariaDB 5.2.10 which we want to make you aware of is the
inclusion of a new open source PAM authentication plugin. See
http://kb.askmonty.org/en/pam-authentication-plugin for more

=== Windows Binaries delayed

Due to some issues with our Windows build server, the Windows binaries
for 5.2.10 have been delayed. They should be released soon.

=== MariaDB 5.2.10 Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads

See the following pages for more information on MariaDB 5.2.10 and to
download it:

  * http://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb-5210-release-notes
  * http://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb-5210-changelog 
  * http://downloads.askmonty.org/mariadb/5.2.10/ 

== About MariaDB 5.1

MariaDB 5.1 is a binary drop in replacement of MySQL 5.1, but with
performance like MySQL 5.5 (thanks to XtraDB), fewer bugs, and more
features. Thanks to the extended and improved mysql_upgrade program
it's also easier to upgrade from MySQL 5.0 to MariaDB 5.1 than to MySQL

MariaDB 5.1 is based on MySQL 5.1. In particular, MariaDB 5.1.60 is
based on MySQL 5.1.60, with many improvements.

For a list of the various improvements in the MariaDB 5.1 series, please

  * http://kb.askmonty.org/en/what-is-mariadb-51

=== MariaDB 5.1.60 Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads

See the following pages for more information on MariaDB 5.1.60 and to
download it:

  * http://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb-5160-release-notes
  * http://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb-5160-changelog 
  * http://downloads.askmonty.org/mariadb/5.1.60/ 

== Debian & Ubuntu Software Repositories

Debian and Ubuntu packages are available from our mirrored apt
repositories. A sources.list generator can be found at:

== MariaDB Crash Course book

We would also like to mention the book "MariaDB Crash Course", by Ben
Forta. This book -- for beginner to intermediate level users -- will
get you up and running with MariaDB, even if you've never used a
database before. More information is available at:

== Reporting issues

The project always strives for quality, and we know that not everything
may be perfect. Please take some time to report any issues you may
encounter at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/maria

Enjoy MariaDB 5.2.10 and 5.1.60!

Daniel Bartholomew
MariaDB - http://mariadb.org
Monty Program - http://montyprogram.com
AskMonty Knowledgebase - http://kb.askmonty.org

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