MariaDB 5.2.6 MySQL has been released. MariaDB 5.2.6 Release Notes and Change Log are available. MariaDB folks did alot of work on Windows specific builds for MariaDB 5.2.6 with a new Windows MSI installer as well as builds for .deb packages for Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”.
MariaDB 5.2.6 contains the following changes:
Includes the Latest Code from MariaDB 5.1
For MariaDB 5.2.6 we have merged in all of the changes from the MariaDB 5.1 source tree including all of the upstream changes from MySQL 5.1.57/58. The MySQL 5.1.57 and 5.1.58 release notes have details of what changes were made upstream by MySQL.
Includes XtraDB 5.1.56-12.7
We have included XtraDB from Percona Server 5.1.56-12.7 in this version of MariaDB. See the Percona Server release notes for what changes were made upstream by Percona since Percona Server 5.1.54-12.5 (the version of XtraDB included in MariaDB 5.2.5).
Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty” Packages Now Available
In this version of MariaDB we have started building .deb packages for Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”. Both i386 and x86_64 packages are available.
See Installing MariaDB .deb Files for information how to setup your Debian or Ubuntu system to use the new repositories.
New Windows MSI Installer
In this version of MariaDB we have done a lot of work on our Windows builds and we have created a new MSI installer for MariaDB which has lots of improvements over the old .exe installer.
See Installing MariaDB MSI Packages on Windows for more details and instructions on how to use the new installer.
Improved Windows ZIP Packages
The Windows ZIP package has been improved in this version of MariaDB. See Installing MariaDB Windows ZIP packages for more details.
New Windows-specific mysql_install_db
A Windows-specific version of mysql_install_db is being introduced in the Windows builds of this version of MariaDB.
mysql_install_db.exe is comparable to the shell script
mysql_install_db that is used on Unix-like platforms, but with several Windows-specific enhancements. See the mysql_install_db.exe page for details.