Dear MySQL users, MySQL Connector/Python 2.0.0-alpha is the first alpha version of 2.0 release series of the pure Python database driver for MySQL. It is intended to introduce users to the new features. This release is not feature complete but it should be stable enough for users to understand the new features and how we expect them to work. As is the case with all non-GA releases, it should not be used in any production environment. MySQL Connector/Python version 2.0.0-alpha is compatible with MySQL Server versions 5.5 and greater. Python 2.6 and greater as well as Python 3.3 and greater are supported. Python 2.4, 2.5 and 3.1, 3.2 are not supported. MySQL Connector/Python 2.0.0-alpha is available for download from: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/python/#downloads The ChangeLog file included in the distribution contains a brief summary of changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.0.0. For a more complete list of changes, see below or online at: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/connector-python/en/ ========================================================================= Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.0.0 (2014-07-24, Alpha) Functionality Added or Changed * Incompatible Change: Previous series of Connector/Python had separate Python 2 and Python 3 code bases. For Connector/Python 2.0, the source tree has been reorganized to have a single code base, for easier maintenance, testing, and distribution. This reorganization results in an incompatible change in behavior: With the use of "raw" cursors, the returned values is of the bytearray type. This is necessary for having both Python 2 and 3 return the same data. Consider the following example: import mysql.connector cnx = mysql.connector.connect(raw=True) cursor = cnx.cursor() cursor.execute('SELECT 1') print(cursor.fetchall()) In Connector/Python 1.x, the output is: + Using Python 2: [('1',)] + Using Python 3: [(b'1',)] In Connector/Python 2.0, for both Python versions, the output is: [(bytearray(b'1'),)] To get the same value as in Connector/Python 1.x, do this: + Using Python 2: str(bytearray(b'1')) + Using Python 3: bytes((bytearray(b'1')) * Important Change: Previously, to enable use of LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE, clients had to explicitly set the ClientFlag.LOCAL_FILES flag. This flag is now enabled by default. To disable it, the allow_local_infile option for connect()can be set to False. * For a stored procedure that produces multiple result sets, it is now possible possible to execute the procedure and process its results by executing a CALL statement. Execute the statement using execute() with a multi=True argument, and use the returned iterator to process each result in turn. (Bug #73291, Bug #19207922) * The packaging modules and supporting files have been removed from the main repository and from the source packages for Connector/Python. They are still available in the Connector/Python 1.x series. * The mysql.connector.cursor module supports four new cursor classes: + The MySQLCursorDict cursor class returns each row as a dictionary. The keys for each dictionary object are the column names of the MySQL result. cursor = cnx.cursor(dictionary=True) + The MySQLCursorBufferedDict cursor class is like MySQLCursorDict, but fetches the entire result set after executing the query and buffers the rows. cursor = cnx.cursor(dictionary=True, buffered=True) + The MySQLCursorNamedTuple cursor class returns each row as a named tuple. Each column is accessible through an attribute of the tuple-like object. cursor = cnx.cursor(named_tuple=True) + The MySQLCursorBufferedNamedTuple cursor class is like MySQLCursorNamedTuple, but fetches the entire result set after executing the query and buffers the rows. cursor = cnx.cursor(named_tuple=True, buffered=True) For more information, see cursor.MySQLCursor Subclasses (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-python/en/connector-python -api-cursor-subclasses.html). * Connector/Python now supports option files using two new options for connect(): + option_files: Which option files to read. The value can be a file path name (a string) or a sequence of path name strings. By default, Connector/Python reads no option files, so this argument must be given explicitly to cause option files to be read. Files are read in the order specified. + option_groups: Which groups to read from option files, if option files are read. The value can be an option group name (a string) or a sequence of group name strings. If this argument is not given, the default value is ['client, 'connector_python'] to read the [client] and [connector_python] groups. For more information, see Connector/Python Option-File Support (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-python/en/connector-python -option-files.html). Bugs Fixed * Fetching results from a prepared statement that returned many columns could produce an error. (Bug #72602, Bug #18742429) * Previously, a RuntimeError exception was raised when a Django application was inactive for a while. Now, the Django backend verifies that the database connection is still valid each time a database request is made. (Bug #72545, Bug #18843153) * Django TimeField values of 00:00:00 were incorrectly converted to NULL because Python considered that value equal to False. (Bug #72732, Bug #18956789) Documentation -------------------- Online:http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-python/en/index.html The source distribution includes the manual in various formats under the docs/ folder. Reporting Bugs -------------------- We welcome and appreciate your feedback and bug reports: http://bugs.mysql.com/ Enjoy ! On Behalf of the MySQL RE team at Oracle, Sowmya Dass
|MySQL Connector/Python 2.0.0 Alpha has been released||665||Sowmya Dass||07/24/2014 11:56AM|
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