The Global Drizzle Development Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Drizzle 7.1.33-stable. The first stable release of Drizzle 7.1 and the result of 12 months of hard work from contributors around the world.
Improvements in Drizzle 7.1 compared to 7.0
- Xtrabackup is included (in-tree) by Stewart Smith
- Multi-source replication by David Shrewsbury
- HTTP JSON API (experimental) by Stewart Smith
- Percona Innodb patches merged by Laurynas Biveinis
- IPV6 data type by Muhammad Umair
- Query log plugin and auth_schema by Daniel Nichter
- ZeroMQ plugin by Markus Eriksson
- Ability to publish transactions to zeromq and rabbitmq by Marcus Eriksson
- Replication Dictionary by Brian Aker
- Log output to syslog is enabled by default by Brian Aker
- Improvements to logging stats plugin
- Removal of drizzleadmin utility (you can now do all administration from drizzle client itself) by Andrew Hutchings
- Improved Regex Plugin by Clint Byrum
- Improvements to pandora build by Monty Taylor
- New version numbering system and support for it in pandora-build by Henrik Ingo
- Updated DEB and RPM packages, by Henrik Ingo
- Revamped testing system Kewpie all-inclusive with suites of randgen, sysbench, sql-bench, and crashme tests by Patrick Crews
- Removal of HailDB engine by Stewart Smith
- Removal of PBMS engine
- Continued code refactoring by Olaf van der Spek, Brian Aker and others
- many bug fixes
Vijay Samuel – Release Manager
Installing Drizzle 7.1.33-stable
The source tar package is available from our Launchpad download area. Please see the manual on how to install Drizzle 7.1.33-stable from source tar package.
The Ubuntu packages are available from the Drizzle PPA. Instructions on how to install from the PPA are in the Drizzle manual.
CentOS 6 packages are available from download.drizzle.org. Instructions on how to install them with yum are in the Drizzle manual.
Note: For Drizzle 7.1.33-stable, only 64-bit packages were built for RedHat/Centos.
All of the optional plugins are packaged in their own package. These are named drizzle-plugin-*. If a plugin is installed, it is also configured to load by default. (see /etc/drizzle/conf.d/pluginname.cnf) However, not all plugins actually work without further configuration. These plugins will cause the server startup to fail. The workaround is to either configure the plugin to work, or uninstall it if you don’t want to use it. (Related blueprint) In short, you should only install the plugins you want to use. Don’t install all available plugins. You also need to use “yum erase” and “apt-get purge” to uninstall plugins.
Much improved documentation is available at docs.drizzle.org
You can follow our developer blogs, with more information about the features in Drizzle 7.1 at planetdrizzle.org
Percona Live MySQL Conference and Drizzle Day
The Drizzle team will be well represented at next week’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo and the Drizzle Day in the Santa Clara Convention Center. There are a couple talks from Drizzle developers and users in the main conference, and a full day on Friday, Apr 13. Drizzle Day is free to attend (though donations are encouraged). Please join us in Santa Clara and come and say hi!
Commercial 24/7 support is available
Several support vendors in the MySQL space provide commercial support and services for Drizzle 7.1. Click here for a list of support vendors that contributed to Drizzle during the 7.1 release cycle.
Info to press
Drizzle core developers are available for email and phone interviews to discuss Drizzle 7.1 and also upcoming Drizzle topics. To arrange an interview, please contact
In EMEA: Henrik Ingo firstname.lastname@example.org