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MySQL Connector/Net 5.0.9 has been released
Posted by: Reggie Burnett
Date: April 17, 2008 07:41AM

Hi,

MySQL Connector/Net 5.0.9, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released. This release is an update to the existing production-quality 5.0 series.

**IMPORTANT**
We plan for this to be the last release in the 5.0 series. We will only be updating the 5.0 product in the event a "data-loss" type bug is discovered. We encourage all new products to use the new 5.1 product.
**IMPORTANT**

Version 5.0.9 works with all versions of MySQL including MySQL-4.1, MySQL-5.0, MySQL-5.1 beta or the MySQL-6.0 Alpha.

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

== Features or behavior changes ==
- added implementation of MySqlCommandBuilder methods QuoteIdentifier and UnquoteIdentifier (bug #35492)

== Bugs fixed ==
- 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 issue where column name metadata was not using the charset given on the connection string (Bug #31185)
- Fixed problem with installer where the installation might report a failure to remove the performance counters if the performance counter category had already been removed for some reason
- Fixed problem with installer where attempting to install over a failed uninstall could leave multiple clients registered in machine.config. (Bug #31731)
- 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)
- some fixes to cancel and timeout operations so that they are more dependable
- fixed problem where cloning a parameter that has not yet had its type set would yield a cloned parameter that would no longer infer it's type from the value set

Enjoy and thanks for the support!
Reggie

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