The decision was taken after a preliminary survey of users, most of whom were in favor of replacing MySQL to MariaDB.
According to the developers Slackware, in contrast to the company’s Oracle, MariaDB Foundation nonprofit organization more concerned about the interest of the community and be more releases updates to address vulnerabilities.
The ongoing transition to MariaDB is already realized in the repository Slackware-current. In most situations, MariaDB offers compatibility with MySQL and can act as a transparent replacement for MySQL, so the distribution of users switching to MariaDB will be seamless and will not require any changes.
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