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MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.12 GA has been released
Posted by: Sreedhar Sreedhargadda
Date: May 04, 2018 01:42AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Net 6.9.12 is a maintenance release for the 6.9.x series
of the .NET driver for MySQL. It can be used for production
environments.

It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.5-5.7.

It is now available in source and binary form from
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloadsandmirrorsites
(note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point-if you
can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose
another download site.)

Note: C/NET 6.9 will not be supported any more. If users are looking to get latest
updates on C/NET, they should upgrade to using C/NET 6.10 and 8.0 series instead.

Changes in MySQL Connector/Net 6.9.12 (2018-05-04, General
Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

     * Connections made to MySQL 8.0 (up to and including
       version 8.0.3) and compatibility with the new data
       dictionary are now supported. For information about the
       data dictionary, see MySQL Data Dictionary
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/data-dictionary.h
        tml).

     * Support for the caching_sha2_password authentication
       plugin through the classic MySQL protocol was added. In
       addition, the sha256_password plugin was extended to
       support authentication when RSA keys are available
       through non-secure connections. Caching SHA-2 pluggable
       authentication offers faster authentication than basic
       SHA-256 authentication.

     * Support was added for the new caching_sha2_password
       padding mechanism introduced in the MySQL 8.0 release
       series. The new padding mechanism is enabled when all of
       the following conditions apply:

          + The user account is set with the
            caching_sha2_password authentication plugin.

          + SSL is disabled explicitly (SslMode=none).

          + The AllowPublicKeyRetrieval connection option is
            enabled (AllowPublicKeyRetrieval=true).
       When enabled, the new padding mechanism is used to encode
       the password during RSA key encryption, which applies the
       correct padding to match the server.

Bugs Fixed

     * The MySqlConnection.GetSchema("PROCEDURES", restrictions)
       method call generated an error message, instead of
       returning stored procedures, when the server connection
       was to the MySQL 8.0 release series. (Bug #25961782)

     * Attempting to generate an Entity Framework model from a
       MySQL 5.7 database using either EF5 or EF6 produced an
       exception that prevented the operation from generating
       the expected model. (Bug #22173048, Bug #79163)

The documentation is available at:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-net/en/

Nuget packages are available at:
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Data/6.9.12
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Data.Entity/6.9.12
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Fabric/6.9.12
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Web/6.9.12

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

On behalf of the MySQL Release Team,
Sreedhar S

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