MySQL Forums
Forum List  »  Announcements

MySQL Connector/Python 1.0.5 beta has been released
Posted by: Kent Boortz
Date: August 07, 2012 11:58AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Python v1.0.5 is a new version of the pure Python
database driver for MySQL. This is the first in a series of beta
releases that will introduce users to new features and changes.

This release is feature complete, but as a non-GA release is not
recommended for use in production environments. MySQL Connector/Python
version 1.0 is compatible with MySQL Server versions 5.5 and greater,
but should work with earlier versions (greater than v4.1).

MySQL Connector/Python v1.0.5 (beta) is available for download from
(Note: not all mirrors may be up to date yet)

A brief summary of changes in MySQL Connector/Python v1.0 is listed
below. Please check the ChangeLog file inside the distribution for a
more complete list of changes.

Changes in MySQL Connector/Python v1.0.5

This section documents changes and Bug  fixes that have been applied
in MySQL Connector/Python since the development release v0.3.2.

Functionality Added or Changed:

* Adding support for time values with a fractional seconds part. A
  new example script was added to show this

* Refactored the modules connection and protocol and created a new
  module network. The MySQLProtocol does not keep a reference to the
  connection object any more and deals only with creating and parsing
  MySQL packets. Network interaction is now done by the
  MySQLConnection objects (with the exception of

* Added MySQLConnection.reconnect() which used to reconnect to the
  MySQL server. It accepts number of retries and a delay between

* Added descriptive error codes for both client and server errors in
  the module errorcode. A new sub-package locales has been added,
  which currently only support English client error messages.

* Added SQLMode class in the constants module, making it easier to use

* Incompatible Change: The method raises an
  InterfaceError when the MySQL server is not available. It can also
  optinally reconnect and accepts the same arguments as the
  reconnect() method.

* Incompatible Change: The MySQLConnection.is_connect() method now
  returns True or False. It can be used to simply check whether a
  connection is available or not.

* Incompatible Change: MySQLCursor.execute() does not return anything
  for single statement operations. Sending multiple statements will
  result in a generator object to be returned by
  MySQLCursor.execute(). The MySQLCursor.next_resultset() became
  obsolete and was removed and the MySQLCursor.next_proc_result()
  method has been renamed to MySQLCursor.proc_results(), which
  returns a generator object. The MySQLCursor.with_rows property can
  be used to check if a result could return rows. The example script shows how to go through
  results produced by sending multiple statements. (Bug #14208326)

* Incompatible Change: The method MySQLConnection.set_charset() has
  been removed and replaced by MySQLConnection.set_charset_collation()
  to simplify setting and retrieving character set and collation
  information. The MySQLConnection properties collation and charset
  are now read-only. (Bug #14260052)

* Incompatible Change: The MySQLConnection methods unset_client_flag()
  and set_client_flag() have been removed. Use the set_client_flags()
  method instead using a sequence. (Bug #14259996)

Bug  Fixes:

* Fixed MySQLCursor.executemany() when INSERT statements use the
  'ON DUPLICATE KEY'-clause with a function like VALUES().
  (Bug #14259954, Bug #65678)

* Fixed cursor.CursorBase attributes description, lastrowid and
  rowcount to be read-only properties. (Bug #14231160)

* Fixed and refactored mysql.connector.errors module. (Bug #14039339)

* Fixed MySQLCursor.description so column names are Unicode.
  (Bug #13792575)

* Fixed automatic garbage collection which caused memory usage to grow
  over time. (Bug #13435186)

* Fixed setting time zone for current MySQL session. (Bug #13395083)

* Fixed handling of errors after authentication for Python v3.
  (Bug #13364285)


The documentation is still being developed, and is included in the
distribution under the docs/ folder.

Reporting Bugs

We welcome and appreciate your feedback and Bug reports:


On behalf of the MySQL Build Team,
Kent Boortz

Options: ReplyQuote

Written By
MySQL Connector/Python 1.0.5 beta has been released
August 07, 2012 11:58AM

Sorry, you can't reply to this topic. It has been closed.

Content reproduced on this site is the property of the respective copyright holders. It is not reviewed in advance by Oracle and does not necessarily represent the opinion of Oracle or any other party.