We have a new Alpha release for MySQL 6.x
MySQL 6.0.9-alpha, a new version of the MySQL database system has been released. The main page for MySQL 6.0 release is at
MySQL 6.0 includes two new storage engines: the transactional Falcon engine, and the crash-safe Maria engine.
If you are new to the Falcon storage engine and need more information, please read the Falcon Evaluation Guide at
and the Falcon White Paper at
The Maria storage engine is a crash safe version of MyISAM. Maria supports all of the main functionality of the MyISAM engine, but includes recovery support (in the event of a system crash), full logging (including CREATE, DROP, RENAME and TRUNCATE operations), all MyISAM row formats and a new Maria specific row format. Maria is documented at
MySQL 6.0.9-alpha is available in source and binary form for a number of platforms from our download pages at
and mirror sites. Note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point in time, so if you can’t find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose another download site.
We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes, and patches at
The following section lists important, incompatible and security changes since the previous version of MySQL 6.0. The full changelog, including many more fixes can be viewed online at
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By Mark Callaghan 2009-01-27 - 02:45
Maria was in its own branch before. Is this where early-adopters are to find new Maria releases?
By Matthew Montgomery 2009-01-30 - 17:20
Per the Maria feature preview page on forge, (http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/Maria_Preview), “The Maria Engine is offered as a separate MySQL-Maria Preview based on MySQL 5.1, and also featured in the standard MySQL release starting from version 6.0.6.”