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Re: MariaDB 10.1.8 Stable (GA) now available


On 11/16/2015 03:23 PM, Colin Charles wrote:
Honza - this is a good time to get distributions to provide feedback.

If this is a long term 5 year supported release, is this what gets baked
into RHEL 8? Or if we can ensure a release say by April-June 2016, can
that be what goes into RHEL 8?

Well, it's still too soon to have some real plans for RHEL 8, but what we're considering now is Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) [2] content.

To provide some insight, RHSCL is set of non-conflicting RPMs [1] that extend base RHEL packages portfolio and we already provide MariaDB 5.5 and 10.0 in that channel for RHEL 6 and 7. These packages have generally 3 years support and the cadence is generally detached from base RHEL.

My original question was mostly triggered by the fact that we're considering inclusion of MariaDB 10.1 into one of the next RHSCL releases, but in case this version was only supported for a short period, we would wait for next MariaDB version with longer support.

It's because by releasing MariaDB 10.1 in RHSCL we would generally provide support for 3 years, so we would obviously like to avoid supporting something that is not supported by upstream any longer.

The next Ubuntu release is an LTS release (as an example). It gets
released in April 2016; meaning that this question is just as important
there - should it stick to MariaDB Server 10.0 or include 10.1?

If there was a MariaDB release with longer support period released say in June 2016, what it would mean for our users is to wait ~6-12 months longer for MariaDB with integrated multi-master replication. I'm sure many face would be sad, but we wouldn't need to wait another x years at least.

[1] More on the Software Collections concept available at http://softwarecollections.org. [2] https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Software_Collections/2/html/2.1_Release_Notes/index.html


Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

On Monday, 16 November 2015, Honza Horak <hhorak@xxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:hhorak@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Any news on this? It's quite important for us for planning inclusion
    into our portfolio.


    On 10/22/2015 01:33 PM, Rasmus Johansson wrote:

        Hi Honza,

        There are still some discussions going on whether 10.1 should follow
        the same 5yr life cycle or not. I'll get back with the final outcome
        once it has been decided.

        Best regards,

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