Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


MariaDB Server's new release model

As was announced in December 2021, MariaDB Server now has a new release model, with more frequent major releases. MariaDB Server 10.7 is the first release following this model.

Some of these releases will have 1 year support cycles, while others will be supported long term just like before. In this talk, I will present the pros and cons of this new release model, what it means for the MariaDB Server community, its users and also its developers. This will also give the community a chance to better understand the changes and give us feedback and ultimately ensure MariaDB Server properly serves its purpose of being a true Open Source Database.


Michael "Monty" Widenius