MariaDB 10.0.8 Overview and Highlights

MariaDB 10.0.8 was recently released as RC ("Release Candidate"), and is available for download here:

https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/10.0.8/

This is the first RC release of MariaDB 10.0. It is primarily a bug-fix and polishing release, and all features planned for MariaDB 10.0 GA are included in this release.

There were 6 notable changes in MariaDB 10.0.8:

  1. InnoDB upgraded to version 5.6.14
  2. FLUSH ... FOR EXPORT works
  3. Added a new server variable, old_mode, to allow selectively restoring old behavior, in contrast to the old "all-or-nothing" approach of the --old command-line option. See OLD MODE for more.
  4. Added a new read-only server variable malloc_library
  5. Bundled PCRE library upgraded to version 8.34
  6. The CREATE OR REPLACE TABLE statement was added. It is used internally for replicating CREATE ... SELECT statements (MDEV-5491), but it is also can be used by clients as any other SQL statement.

You can read more about the 10.0.8 release here:

https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb-1008-release-notes/

And if interested, you can review the full list of changes in 10.0.8 (changelogs) here:

https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb-1008-changelog/

Hope this helps.

 

About the Author

Chris Calender is a Principal Support Engineer at SkySQL since 2010. For the 5 years prior to that, he was a Principal Support Engineer at MySQL/Sun/Oracle. And before that, he worked as a MySQL DBA and developer for numerous Fortune 500 Companies, including Clear Channel, Western & Southern, and Cincinnati Bell. Chris has both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science, from Miami University and the University of Cincinnati, respectively.