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MariaDB 10.1.34 and latest MariaDB Connectors now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.1.34, the latest stable release in the MariaDB 10.1 series, as well as MariaDB Connector/C 3.0.5, MariaDB Connector/C 2.3.6, MariaDB Connector/J 2.2.5, MariaDB Connector/J 1.7.4, MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.0.5 and MariaDB Connector/ODBC 2.0.17, the latest stable MariaDB Connector releases. See the release notes and changelogs […]

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MariaDB 10.0.35, MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5.60 and MariaDB Connector C 3.0.4 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.0.35, MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5.60 as well as MariaDB Connector/C 3.0.4, all stable releases. See the release notes and changelogs for details. Download MariaDB 10.0.35 Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.0? MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator Download MariaDB Galera Cluster 5.5.60 […]

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MariaDB 5.5.60 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.60. This is a stable (GA) release. See the release notes and changelog for details. Download MariaDB 5.5.60 Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5? MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator Contributors to MariaDB 5.5.60 Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation) Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB […]

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MySQL adjustment bureau


When maintainng any piece of software, we usually deal with two kind of actions:

  • bug fixing,
  • new features.

bugs and features

A bug happens when there is an error in the software, which does not behave according to the documentation or the specifications. In short, it's a breech of contract between the software maintainer and the users. The promise, i.e. the software API that was published at every major version, is broken, and the software must be reconciled with the expectations and fixed, so that it behaves again as the documentation says. When we fix a bug in this way, we increment the revision number of the software version (e.g. 1.0.0 to 1.0.1. See semantic …

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MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.11 has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.11 is the first GA release version of the MySQL Connector Python 8.0 series. This series adds support for the new X DevAPI. The X DevAPI enables application developers to write code that combines the strengths of the relational and document models using a modern, NoSQL-like syntax that does not assume previous experience writing traditional SQL.

To learn more about how to write applications using the X DevAPI, see http://dev.mysql.com/doc/x-devapi-userguide/en/. For more information about how the X DevAPI is implemented in MySQL Connector/Python, and its usage, see http://dev.mysql.com/doc/dev/connector-python.

Please note that the X DevAPI requires MySQL Server version 5.7.12 or higher with the X Plugin enabled. For general …

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Test MySQL 8.0 right in your computer

MySQL 8.0 GA is right around the corner. I don't have precise information about its release, as I don't work at Oracle. If I did, I would probably know, but I couldn't tell when the release is scheduled to appear because of company policies. I can, however, speculate and infer, based of my experience with previous releases. My personal assessment is that the release will appear before 9:00am PT on April 24, 2018. The "before" can be anything from a few minutes to one week in advance.
Then, again, it may not happen at all if someone finds an atrocious bug that needs to be fixed asap.

Either way, users are keen on testing the new release in its current state of release candidate. Here I show a few methods that allow you to have a taste of the new …

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dbdeployer GA and semantic versioning

dbdeployer went into release candidate status a few weeks ago. Since then, I added no new features, but a lot of tests. The test suite now runs 3,000+ tests on MacOS and a bit more on Linux, for a grand total of 6,000+ tests that need to run at least twice: once with concurrency enabled and once without. I know that testing can't prove the absence of bugs, but I am satisfied with the results, since all this grinding has allowed me to find several bugs and fix them.

In this framework, I felt that dbdeployer could exit candidate status and get to version 1.0. This happened on March 26th. An immediate side effect of this change is that from this point on, dbdeployer must adhere to the semantic versioning principles:

A version number is made of Major, Minor, and Revision. When changes are applied, the following happens:

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dbdeployer release candidate


The latest release of dbdeployer is possibly the last one with a leading 0. If no serious bugs are found in the next two weeks, the next release will bear a glorious 1.0.

Latest news

The decision to get out of the stream of pre-releases that were published until now comes because I have implemented all the features that I wanted to add: mainly, all the ones that I wished to add to MySQL-Sandbox but it would have been too hard:

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MySQL security for real users


Security features overview

One of Oracle's tenets is the focus on security. For this reason, when it took over the stewardship of MySQL, it started addressing the most common issues. It was not quick acting, but we have seen real progress:

  1. MySQL 5.7 has removed the anonymous accounts, which was the greatest threat to security. Because of those accounts, and the default privileges granted to them, users without any privileges could access the "test" database and do serious damage. Additionally, because of the way the privilege engine evaluates accounts, anonymous users could hijack legitimate users, by preventing them to work properly.
  2. The "root" account now comes with a password defined during …
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Using MySQL 8.0: what to expect

MySQL 8.0 will be GA soon (just my assumption: Oracle doesn't tell me anything about its release plans) and it's time to think about having a look at it.
If this is your first try of MySQL 8, get prepared for several impacting differences from previous versions.

In this article I won't tell you what you can do with MySQL 8: there is plenty of material about this, including in this very blog. I will instead concentrate on differences from previous versions that users need to know if they want to avoid surprises.

Data Directory

Let's start with an observation of the data directory.
After a standard installation, without any additional options, I see the following:

Files that I expected to see

auto.cnf
ib_buffer_pool
ib_logfile0
ib_logfile1
ibdata1
ibtmp1
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