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Re: Questions About Lifetime Cycles of MariaDB for Ubuntu


Hello Carsten!

You are right that MariaDB is not in the main archive, but in universe
in Ubuntu. It is community maintained, and mostly by me. The current
planned maintenance cycle for MariaDB 10.1 is not as long as what
Ubuntu 18.04 has. Unfortunately we did not manage to release 10.3 as
originally planned, and it missed the Ubuntu 18.04 window.

As Sergei wrote, on the page
https://mariadb.org/about/maintenance-policy/ at the moment it says
"17 Oct 2020" for 10.1.

That can be subject to change, but the MariaDB Foundation cannot
promise anything, it all depends on community success and the usage of
10.1 in general.

If you are running MariaDB in a mission critical environment, please
consider installing it from a source that provides you some commercial
guarantees about support that matches your production requirements.
See options at https://mariadb.org/about/service-providers/

2018-05-23 15:32 GMT+03:00 Mpingu <metalpinguin@xxxxxxxxx>:
> 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?
> --
> Carsten Bohuslav
> Metalpinguin@xxxxxxxxx
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