Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6 and 5.7, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.6.43 and MySQL-wsrep 5.7.25 with a new Galera Replication library 3.26 (release notes, download), implementing wsrep API version 25. This release incorporates all changes to MySQL 5.6.43 (release notes, download) and 5.7.25 respectively (release notes, download).
The Galera Replication library compared to to the previous 3.25 release has a few new features and enhancements: GCache page store fixes around an early release of the GCache page, a check for duplicate UUIDs to prevent a node joining with a similar UUID, and improvements to the internal handling of IPv6 addresses. From a compilation standpoint, dynamic symbol dispatch was disabled in libgalera_smm.so to avoid symbol conflicts during dynamic loading.
MySQL 5.6.43 with Galera Replication library 3.26 is an updated rebase, with a few notes: on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, note that the server cannot be bootstrapped with systemd and must rely on the SysV init scripts. However normal server operations will work with systemd. On Debian 9 (Stretch), the service command cannot be used to start the server.
MySQL 5.7.25 with Galera Replication library 3.26 is an updated rebase, with additional packages added for openSUSE Leap 15 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). Similarly to the 5.6.43 release, the service command cannot be used to start the server on Debian 9 (Stretch). It should be noted that if you are trying to perform a State Snapshot Transfer (SST) between a MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 node, this operation is not supported. It should be worth noting that InnoDB tablespaces that are outside the data directory (typically /var/lib/mysql) are not supported as they may not be copied over during an SST operation.
You can get the latest release of Galera Cluster from http://www.galeracluster.com. There are package repositories for Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, OpenSUSE and SLES. The latest versions are also available via the FreeBSD Ports Collection.