MySQL Connector/Net 5.0.6 a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.
This is a bug fix release for the current production branch of Connector/Net.
Version 5.0.6 is suitable for use with any MySQL version including MySQL-4.1, MySQL-5.0, MySQL-5.1 beta or the MySQL-5.2 Falcon "Preview".
It is now available in source and binary form from the Connector/Net download pages at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/5.0.html and mirror sites (note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point of time - if you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose another download site.)
This release comes shortly after 5.0.5 due to an incompatibility with Tools for Visual Studio. With 5.0.5, we changed how the connector respects binary data as reported by the server. This resulted in some queries that now return data as byte arrays that before returned data as string. Unfortunately this is still the case with 5.0.6. Current versions of MySQL incorrectly return some metadata as binary. Queries such as 'SHOW CREATE TABLE' will often return data as binary. You can work around this by using a MySqlDataReader and reading the desired columns using .GetString().
Functionality Changes or Enhancements
No functionality changes to report.
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Bug #27253 Installer : Company info is different
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Bug #27093 Exception when using large values in IN UInt64 parameters
Bug #27221 describe SQL command returns all byte array on MySQL versions older than 4.1.15
Bug #26960 Connector .NET 5.0.5 / Visual Studio Plugin 1.1.2
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