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Re: Questions About Lifetime Cycles of MariaDB for Ubuntu


Hi, Mpingu!

On May 23, Mpingu wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> i found an unclear information in the MariaDB Documentation. I hope this is
> the right way to help getting it improved.
> On the Download Site for Ubuntu 18.04 and MariaDB 10.1. Link
> https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/#version=10.1&distro=Ubuntu&distro_release=bionic--ubuntu_bionic
> The Website says:
> Ubuntu includes MariaDB 10.1 in its main repositories, so for general use
> of MariaDB 10.1 we recommend using the Ubuntu provided MariaDB 10.1
> packages for general use.
> But in the  Packages List of Ubuntu it is stated as universe, not Main.
> That means no official support from Ubuntu/Canonical.
> https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/mariadb-server-10.1
> For me the Question is what is the guaranteed support life time of MariaDB
> 10.1 in Ubuntu 18.04?

See https://mariadb.org/about/maintenance-policy/

At the moment it says "17 Oct 2020" for 10.1.

And it says that this may be extended (as it happened for 5.5) if by
that time 10.1 will be "in exceptionally widespread use".

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