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MySQL Connector/Python 1.1.0-alpha has been released
Posted by: Surya Narayana Murthy Narkedimilli
Date: July 08, 2013 04:03AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Python 1.1.0 is the first alpha version of
the 1.1 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 1.1.0-alpha is compatible with MySQL Server
versions 5.5 and greater, but should work with earlier versions
(greater than 4.1). Python 2.6 and 2.7, as well as Python 3.1
and greater are supported.

MySQL Connector/Python 1.1.0-alpha is available for download from

The ChangeLog file included in the distribution contains a brief summary
of changes in MySQL Connector/Python 1.1.0. For a more complete list of
changes, see below or online at:

Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 1.1.0 (2013-07-02, Alpha)

Functionality Added or Changed

* Incompatible Change: Python v2 code was changed to use new
features introduced in Python 2.6 and 2.7. Some examples:

+ print() is used as a function, not a statement.

+ Exceptions are handled using the as keyword.

+ The in keyword is used instead of the has_key()
dictionary method.
This change means that MySQL Connector/Python 1.1 does not
work with version of Python older than 2.6.

* Prepared statements now are supported through a new
cursor.MySQLCursorPrepared class.

* MySQLConnection objects now support a start_transaction()
method to begin a transaction. This method accepts arguments
indicating whether to use a consistent snapshot and which
transaction isolation level to use:
The default consistent_snapshot value is False. The default
isolation_level value is None, and permitted values are 'READ

* MySQLConnection objects now support an in_transaction property
that returns True or False to indicate whether a transaction
is active for the connection.

* mysql.connector.__version__ and
mysql.connector.__version_info__ now are available to provide
MySQL Connector/Python version information in a more standard,
Pythonic manner.

Bugs Fixed

* Relative imports were removed from Python v3 code. PEP-8
indicates that relative imports are discouraged. (Bug



The source distribution includes the manual in various formats under
the docs/ folder.

Reporting Bugs

We welcome and appreciate your feedback and bug reports:


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