Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MySQL Connector/Net 6.4.4 has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.4.4, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is an update to our latest GA release and is intended for full production deployment.

Version 6.4.4 is intended for use with versions of MySQL from 5.0 - 5.5

It is now available in source and binary form from here 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 release is also available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) and will be available from Oracle eDelivery.

This release includes several bug fixes including a fix to using Windows authentication.  Please review the change log and documentation for a review of what changed.

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Forum for MySQL Instaler

A few days ago we announced the availability of our new MySQL Installer for Windows.  While it's a great first edition we know that you are going to have questions and we wanted the community to be able to help.  So we have created a new forum for the community to be able to discuss questions and issues with the new installer.

You can access the new forum here.

So, go forth and post!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Welcome to the world, MySQL Installer for Windows!

Well, our baby is born!  Some time ago we analyzed the feedback from users and customers and determined that far too many of our server installs were failing.  We have the best open-source database on the planet but no one can see that if we can't get it properly installed.  Clearly something had to be done.

So, the new MySQL Installer is born.  It's a Windows application that comes delivered in a bundle along with a version of the database server, applications like Workbench, connectors, samples, and documentation.  It includes some customized configuration screens that help with setting up the proper configuration files.

One of the great benefits of using the new MySQL Installer is that it comes with all the products very tightly integrated such as automatically creating connection entries in Workbench for the freshly installed server.  Our goal with MySQL is to have you up and running in 15 minutes.  With the new MySQL Installer, we've got that down to 3 minutes!

The best way to see all the greatness that is MySQL Installer is to download it yourself.  You can grab a copy here.

You can also see the Oracle press release on it here.

Thank you for trying out our new MySQL Installer and please let us know what you think!