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MariaDB 10.0 Series

MariaDB 10.0 is the current stable (GA) release of MariaDB. It is built on the MariaDB 5.5 series with backported features from MySQL 5.6 and entirely new features not found anywhere else.

See "What is MariaDB 10.0?" for an overview.

MariaDB 5.5 Series

MariaDB 5.5 is the previous stable (GA) release of MariaDB. It is MariaDB 5.3 + MySQL 5.5.

See "What is MariaDB 5.5" for an overview of what is in MariaDB 5.5.

MariaDB 5.3 Series

MariaDB 5.3 has subquery optimizations, join enhancements, group commit, dynamic columns, microsecond support and windows performance fixes. See "What is MariaDB 5.3" for an overview of what is in MariaDB 5.3. Windows, Linux, and Solaris builds and Debian and Ubuntu repositories are available for this series.

MariaDB 5.2 Series

MariaDB 5.2 contains added features which did not have time to be put into MariaDB 5.1. See "What is MariaDB 5.2" for an overview of what is in MariaDB 5.2. Windows, Linux, and Solaris builds and Debian and Ubuntu repositories are available for this series.

MariaDB 5.1 Series

MariaDB 5.1 is based on the corresponding version of MySQL, but with added features, storage engines, and bug fixes. See "What is MariaDB 5.1" for an overview of the differences. Windows, Linux, and Solaris builds and Debian and Ubuntu repositories are available for this series.