Software update: MariaDB 10.4.4

MariaDB originated as a fork of MySQL, after it was acquired by Oracle in 2009-2010. For an overview of the differences between MariaDB and MySQL you can visit: this one and this one pages right. MariaDB is a powerful open source database server, which is especially popular as a website and forum database. The developers have released version 10.4.4 as a release candidate. The abbreviated announcement of this release is as follows:

MariaDB 10.4.4 Release Notes

MariaDB 10.4 is the current development series of MariaDB. It is an evolution of MariaDB 10.3 with several entirely new features not found anywhere else and with backported and reimplemented features from MySQL. MariaDB 10.4.4 is a Release Candidate release. Do not use non-stable (non-GA) releases in production! Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!

Notable Changes

  • Enhancements:
    • MDEV-12026/MDEV-18644: innodb_checksum_algorithm=full_crc32 (more robust file format)
    • MDEV-13301: Optimize DROP INDEX, ADD INDEX into RENAME INDEX
    • MDEV-17380: innodb_flush_neighbors=ON should be ignored on SSD
  • InnoDB data corruption fixes: MDEV-14126, MDEV-18981, MDEV-18879, MDEV-18972, MDEV-18272
  • Performance fixes to purge, startup and shutdown: MDEV-18936, MDEV-18878, MDEV-18733
  • Various fixes to ALTER TABLE
  • Includes Connector/C 3.1.0
  • Repositories for CentOS 7, RHEL 7 & 8, Fedora 28 & 29, and SLES 12 & 15 now include a src.rpm file that you can use to build MariaDB. Instructions for doing so are found on the Building MariaDB from a Source RPM page
  • The Galera library in the repositories has been updated to version 26.4.2
  • As per the MariaDB Deprecation Policy, this is the last release of MariaDB 10.4 for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

For a complete list of changes made in MariaDB 10.4.4, with links to detailed information on each push, see the changelog.

Version number 10.4.4
Release status unstable
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website MariaDB
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)