On May 14, 2019, Synology has released an update for MariaDB 10. The update is Maria DB 10.3.11 but this is an old, stable version released on November 20, 2018. I must confess I don’t get the Synology “Vision” and why it is holding back 3rd party packages. As mentioned above, Maria DB 10.3.11 was released on November 20, 2018, but the latest “stable” version, which is 10.3.14, was released by the MariaDB team on the 2nd of April 2019.
What is MariaDB? MariaDB is an essential app for running WordPress. According to mariadb.org:
MariaDB Server is one of the most popular database servers in the world. MariaDB turns data into structured information in a wide array of applications, ranging from banking to websites. It is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL.
Once again, my question for you, Synology, is why are you unwilling to give us users the latest stable versions of 3rd party packages? In my opinion, Synology can become the one, true leader if it manages to offer updates more frequently. I feel the company needs to invest more in developers.
However, I believe we, as users, can be happy with the latest Synology update of MariaDB 10, version 10.3.11. It’s still a big step forward from version 10.3.7 released on May 25, 2018, especially considering it’s a long-awaited update.