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MySQL Connector/J 5.1.44 has been released
Posted by: Sreedhar S
Date: August 30, 2017 04:41AM

Dear MySQL Users,

MySQL Connector/J 5.1.44, a maintenance release of the production 5.1
branch has been released. Connector/J is the Type-IV pure-Java JDBC
driver for MySQL.

MySQL Connector Java is available in source and binary form from the
Connector/J download pages at
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/5.1.html
and mirror sites as well as Maven-2 repositories.

MySQL Connector Java (Commercial) is already available for download on the
My Oracle Support (MOS) website. This release will be available on eDelivery
(OSDC) in next month's upload cycle.

As always, we recommend that you check the "CHANGES" file in the
download archive to be aware of changes in behavior that might affect
your application.

MySQL Connector/J 5.1.44 includes the following general bug fixes and
improvements, also available in more detail on
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/connector-j/en/news-5-1-44.html

Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1.44          (2017-08-30)

   Version 5.1.44 is a maintenance release of the production 5.1
   branch. It is suitable for use with MySQL Server versions
   5.5, 5.6, and 5.7. It supports the Java Database Connectivity
   (JDBC) 4.2 API.

   Functionality Added or Changed

     * A new connection property, enabledTLSProtocols, can now
       be used to override the default restrictions on the TLS
       versions to be used for connections, which are determined
       by the version of the MySQL Server that is being
       connected to. By providing a comma-separated list of
       values to this option (for example,
       "TLSv1,TLSv1.1,TLSv1.2") users can, for example, prevent
       connections from using older TLS version, or allow
       connections to use TLS versions only supported by a
       user-compiled MySQL Server. See the entry for the new
       property in Driver/Datasource Class Names, URL Syntax and
       Configuration Properties for Connector/J
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-j/5.1/en/connector-j-
       reference-configuration-properties.html) for details.
       Thanks to Todd Farmer for contributing the code. (Bug
       #26646676)

   Bugs Fixed

     * Important Change: Following the changes in MySQL Server
       8.0.3, the system variables tx_isolation and tx_read_only
       have been replaced with transaction_isolation and
       transaction_read_only in the code of Connector/J. Users
       should update Connector/J to this latest release in order
       to connect to MySQL 8.0.3. They should also make the same
       adjustments to their own applications if they use the old
       variables in their codes. (Bug #26440544)

     * When using cached server-side prepared statements, a
       memory leak occurred as references to opened statements
       were being kept while the statements were being decached;
       it happened when either the close() method has been
       called twice on a statement, or when there were
       conflicting cache entries for a statement and the older
       entry had not been closed and removed from the opened
       statement list. This fix makes sure the statements are
       properly closed in both cases. Thanks to Eduard Gurskiy
       for contributing to the fix. (Bug #26633984, Bug #87429)

     * The regression test for Bug#63800 failed because the
       default value of the system variable
       explicit_defaults_for_timestamp of MySQL Server has been
       changed since release 8.0.2. The test has been adjusted
       to take the change into consideration. (Bug #26501245)

On Behalf of the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team,
-Sreedhar S



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2017 12:53AM by Sreedhar S.

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