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MariaDB 5.3.2-beta now available


The MariaDB project would like to announce the availability of MariaDB
5.3.2-beta, the latest addition to our growing lineup of supported
software. MariaDB 5.3.2-beta is a bug-fix update to the previous
5.3.1 and 5.3.0 betas.

== About MariaDB 5.3

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 more complete list of
changes, please read the What is MariaDB 5.3 page:

== About MariaDB 5.3.2-beta

In the MariaDB 5.3.2-beta there are a couple of changes compared to
previous 5.3 releases:

=== User Feedback plugin

MariaDB 5.3.2-beta introduces the User Feedback plugin. This plugin is
disabled by default. If enabled, it submits anonymous basic MariaDB
usage information. This information will be used by the developers to
track trends in MariaDB usage to better guide development efforts.

If you would like to help make MariaDB better, please add
--plugin-load=feedback.so to your my.cnf file! On Windows, add
"feedback=ON" to your my.ini file, or click the checkbox during
installation of the MSI package.

See http://kb.askmonty.org/en/user-feedback-plugin for more information.

=== Subquery Cache now on by default

Starting in MariaDB 5.3.2-beta, the Subquery cache is on by default. In
previous versions of MariaDB the cache was off by default.

The goal of the subquery cache is to optimize the evaluation of
correlated subqueries by storing results together with correlation
parameters in a cache and avoiding re-execution of the subquery in
cases where the result is already in the cache.

See http://kb.askmonty.org/en/subquery-cache for more information.

== MariaDB 5.3.2-beta Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads

The release notes for MariaDB 5.3.2-beta are available from:

A complete changelog for this beta is available from:

Sources, binaries and packages can be downloaded from:

Debian and Ubuntu packages are available from our mirrored
apt 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 may be perfect. Please take some time to
report any issues you may encounter at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/maria

Enjoy MariaDB 5.3.2-beta & Happy Testing!

Daniel Bartholomew
MariaDB - http://mariadb.org
Monty Program - http://montyprogram.com
AskMonty Knowledgebase - http://kb.askmonty.org