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MariaDB 5.3.1-beta now available!


[The following was just sent to the MariaDB 'announce' list (subscribe
at http://mariadb.org). Re-posting here for those that are not on that

The MariaDB project would like to announce the availability of MariaDB
5.3.1-beta, the latest addition to our growing lineup of supported
software. MariaDB 5.3.1-beta is a bug-fix update to the previous
5.3.0-beta. The MariaDB 5.3 series introduces many new features,
includes MariaDB 5.2, and is based on MySQL 5.1. Some highlights of new
features in MariaDB 5.3 include:

- subquery optimizations that finally make subqueries usable
- many optimizer changes, including Classic Hash Join, Batched Key
  Access, a new implementation of Multi-Range-Read optimizations as
  well as Index Condition Pushdown
- NoSQL-style interfaces via the HandlerSocket plugin as well as
  dynamic columns
- group commit in XtraDB when the binary log is enabled
- Microsoft Windows performance improvements

These are just some of the highlights, and for a full list of changes,
please read the What is MariaDB 5.3 page:

A complete changelog for this beta is available from:

Sources, binaries and packages can be downloaded from:

Debian and Ubuntu packages are available from repositories. A
sources.list generator can be found at:

The project always strives for quality, and being a beta release, we
know that not everything can be perfect. Please take some time to
report any issues you may encounter at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/maria

Enjoy MariaDB 5.3.1-beta & Happy Testing!

Daniel Bartholomew
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