MariaDB version - why stuck on 10.5 instead of latest

Subj.
Mariadb latest oficial LTS 10.11 and short term release is 11.0.2 …

that mean we stuck on FC31 times at least for this product, ok with half-year patches ‘Nov 2022’.
Overall Outdated …

FC already has tended to use quite latest technologies …

P.S.
surely can make own rpms, but that means that something happens with “FC-management” and seems need to look on other distros … which not staying
/has used FC as “most optimal” from FC1 times (migrated from RH) /

Package maintainer explained their intention here: MariaDB in Fedora - retiring 10.3 & 10.4 series - devel - Fedora Mailing-Lists

Although it does seem like they would package 10.11 since that’s the next LTS. You are welcome to help.

Bug for updates: 2118436 – mariadb-11.1.1 is available


Fedora aims to provide the latest stable software, but ultimately, it depends on individual package maintainers. Someone has to package MariaDB 10.11 or 11.x.

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If you can’t wait for the maintainer to update the package in the main repo, there is three workarounds that come to my mind

  1. Install mariadb in a container using podman (https://hub.docker.com/_/mariadb)
  2. Install the repo that mariadb.org is providing for Fedora: Download MariaDB Server - MariaDB.org (versions 10.6 to 11.0 is available)
  3. use a module (streams for 10.5 to 10.9 are available)
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