Sunday, November 15, 2009

MySQL Connector/Net 6.2.1 beta has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.2.1, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver
for MySQL has been released. This is a beta release and is intended to
introduce you to the new features and enhancements we are planning. This
release should not be used in a production environment.

It is now available in source and binary form from
[] 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.)

The new features or changes in this release are:

  • fixed SessionProvider to be compatible with 4.x MySQL, replaced TIMESTAMPDIFF with TIME_TO_SEC (bug#47219)
  • implemented support for client SSL certificates
  • fixed indexes schema collection so that it still works with bad table names such as b``a`d (bug #48101)
  • fixed guid type so that multi-byte character sets will not effect how it works.  A column would be considered a guid if it has a *character* length of 36, not a *byte* length of 36 (bug #47985)
  • fixed unsigned types in views when used as entities (bug # 47872)
  • now exposing the MySqlDecimal type along with GetMySqlDecimal methods on data reader (bug #48100)
  • applied user-suggested patch to enable type-safe cloning (bug #48460)
  • fixed encrypt keyword that was no longer supported in connection strings. It is obsolete so new code should use the 'ssl mode'.  Encrypt will be removed entirely starting with 6.4 (bug #48290)
  • implemented PossibleValues property on MySqlParameter for ENUM and Set types (48586)

What we know may be broken
Documentation is not updated yet.

Please let us know what else we broke and how we can make it better!

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