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MariaDB Extended maintenance period for MariaDB 5.5

Discussion in 'MariaDB & General MySQL news & discussions' started by eva2000, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    As the maintenance policy of the MariaDB Foundation states, we are committed to maintaining each release for 5 years. As MariaDB 5.5 was announced for General Availability in 2012, the five year mark will soon be passed. However, since MariaDB 5.5 is widely used in many major Linux distributions in production use at the moment, the Foundation has decided to extend the maintenance period for MariaDB 5.5 to the year 2020.

    All Linux distributions currently including MariaDB 5.5 will thus continue to have security updates available for at least until 2020.

    The post Extended maintenance period for MariaDB 5.5 appeared first on MariaDB.org.

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  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Ah that's good news - some of my servers/work loads are still on MariaDB 5.5 including this forum :D
     
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    You don't like to live in the edge :p
     
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    5.5 has faster single threaded performance than 5.6, 5.7, 10.0, 10.2 varieties and since this forum is on low cpu thread count = 4 isn't going to make much difference unless you running more multi-threaded/concurrent mysql loads :)

    New versions quest for better multi-core/threaded performance comes at a cost to single threaded performance regressions :)
     
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    But if im not mistaken, 5.5 does not support full text indexes with innodb. And there must me other performance improvements.
     
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    5.5.....
    Still using Mysql 5.1 on several EL servers.
    Updates till at least November 30, 2020.
    No need to switch if enterprise and stability is the main thing. :)
     
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