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MySQL Connector/Net 5.1.4 GA has been released
Posted by: Reggie Burnett ()
Date: December 03, 2007 08:11AM

Hi,

MySQL Connector/Net 5.1.4 a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.

************* IMPORTANT ********************
Connector/Net 5.1 represents a change in how we package our products. Until now, we've shipped our core provider and the Visual Studio integration bits as separate downloads. This has become a bit of a problem. Often we would fix a bug that involved changing code both in the VS package and in the core provider. This provided a versioning problem where users would need to upgrade both products to see the benefit of the bug fix. To solve this, we've decided to discontinue Tools for Visual Studio as a separate product and have, instead, integrated it into a new Connector/Net installer. We hope this provides a better "out of box" experience for our users.

All previous versions of Tools for Visual Studio should be uninstalled prior to installing this product.
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Version 5.1.4 works with all versions of MySQL including MySQL-4.1, MySQL-5.0, MySQL-5.1 beta or the MySQL-6.0 Falcon "Preview".

It is now available in source and binary form from [http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/5.1.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.)

== Issues fixed ==
- Fixed issue where column name metadata was not using the charset given on the connection string
(Bug #31185)
- Fixed problem where closing the connection before the reader where the reader was
opened with CloseConnection would cause a object disposed exception to be thrown
- Fixed problem with installer where the installation would fail if the performance
counter categories had already been removed for some reason
- Fixed problem with attempting to use a command with a connection that is not open.
The problem was caused by the introduction of the internal method SoftClosed that is
used with transactions. (Bug #31262)
- Fixed problem where attempting to enlist in a distributed transaction would succeed
even though Connector/Net doesn't currently support that. (Bug #31703)
- Fixed problem with web providers not being usable on medium trust systems
- Fixed problem with installer where attempting to install over a failed uninstall could
leave multiple clients registered in machine.config. (Bug #31731)
- Marked MySqlDbType.Datetime obsolete; replaced with DateTime (just corrected capitalization) (Bug #26344)
- fixed code where we were returning bit(1) as boolean but mysql treats tinyint(1) as boolean
(bug #27959)
- Added the Default Command Timeout connection string option to allow DDEX users to set
an initial command timeout for very large databases (bug #27958)

== Changes ported from 5.0 branch ==

- Fixed problem where fields that were blobs but did not include the BLOB flag were treated
as binary when they should have been treated as text. (Bug #30233)
- Changed from using Array.Copy to Buffer.BlockCopy in MySqlDataReader.GetBytes. This
helps with memory usage as we expect the source and destination arrays to not be overlapping.
(Bug #31090)
- Fixed problem that prevented commands from being executed from the state change
handler. Not sure why you would want to do this but... (bug #30964)
- Fixed problem with connection string caching where our collection class was
using case insensitive semantics and this causes cases where a user orginally
used the wrong case for a user id and then fixed it to still get access denied
errors. (Bug #31433)
- improved the speed of load data local infile significantly
- fixed MySqlDateTime.ToString() to properly return the date value (Bug #32010)
- fixed problem where string parameters who have their size set after their value could cause exceptions
(Bug #32094)
- fixed problem where old code was preventing creating parameter objects with non-input direction using
just a constructor (Bug #32093)
- fixed problem where a syntax error in a set of batch statements could leave the data adapter in a state
that appears hung (bug #31930)
- fixed the MySqlException class to set the server error code in the Data[] hash so that
DbProviderFactory users can access the server error code (Bug #27436)
- fixed problem where changing the connection string of a connection to one that changes
the parameter marker after the connection had been assigned to a command but before
the connection is opened can cause parameters to not be found (bug #13991)

Enjoy and thanks for the support!
Reggie

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