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Re: MariaDB Connector/J 3.x Status and Plans


Hi Ondrej,

Here are the 3.x roadmap (Jira is now filled) :
3.0.3 GA - 2021-09-24 GA
3.0.2 RC - 2021-08-27 RC
3.0.1 Beta - 2021-07-29 Beta
You can now make your decision with your eyes open.

diego Dupin

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 6:37 PM Ondrej Dubaj <odubaj@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello,
> I would like to ask about the current status of MariaDB Connector/J 3.x.
> I maintain the package in Fedora and RHEL.
> Currently, we are facing a decision about which major version to pack to
> RHEL 9, which is currently being developed.
> We would like to ship RHEL 9 with the latest stable version of the Java
> connector, and avoid rebasing to any next major release during the RHEL 9
> life, if possible.
> However the 3.x version is only available in ALPHA quality and I can't see
> any plan for it to reach further stages in the Jira roadmap for the next
> half a year.
> https://jira.mariadb.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa
> I believe the best solution for us would be you releasing the GA, or at
> least BETA version ASAP, or at least in the near future. We still have time
> to update the package from the ALPHA version to GA version before the RHEL
> 9 development freeze, but the decision whether to take this road has to be
> made ASAP.
> After RHEL 9 GA, it will be very complicated for us to deal with rebasing
> to a new, incompatible version of mariadb-connector-j, where this rebase
> can break existing user applications and brings a lot of problems with it.
> Currently mariadb-java-client-2.7.2 is present in the repositories, but as
> already said, we want to aim for the 3.x version.
> You, of course, might have very different plans for the connector and
> different idea about how ready it is to become BETA or GA.
> We would like to hear your plans with the Java connector 3.x version and
> to discuss our possible paths to take.
> Thank you for your time in advance.
> Regards,
> Ondrej Dubaj
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Diego Dupin,
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