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MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.12 has been released
Posted by: Piotr Obrzut
Date: July 27, 2018 11:13AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.12 is the second version of the MySQL
Connector/ODBC 8.0 series, the ODBC driver for the MySQL Server.

The available downloads include both a Unicode driver and an ANSI
driver based on the same modern codebase. Please select the driver
type you need based on the type of your application - Unicode or ANSI.
Server-side prepared statements are enabled by default. It is suitable
for use with any MySQL server version from 5.5.

This release of the MySQL ODBC driver is conforming to the ODBC 3.8
specification. It contains implementations of key 3.8 features,
including self-identification as a ODBC 3.8 driver, streaming of
output parameters (supported for binary types only), and support of
the SQL_ATTR_RESET_CONNECTION connection attribute (for the Unicode
driver only).

The release is now available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

  https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/

For information on installing, please see the documentation at

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odbc-installation.html

Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.12 (2018-07-27, General
Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

     * Several code issues identified by Fortify were corrected.

     * Refactored codebase to remove legacy code and implement
       general performance improvements. For example, unused
       ANSI data conversion code and legacy functions were
       removed. Example improvements affect bookmark handling
       for bulk operations, handling of memory buffers for
       prepared statements, and handling of session variables.

     * On Windows, 32-bit support was added and 32-bit binaries
       are now available.

     * An RPM package for installing ARM 64-bit (aarch64)
       binaries of Connector/ODBC on Oracle Linux 7 is now
       available in the MySQL Yum Repository and for direct
       download.
       Known Limitation for this ARM release: You must enable
       the Oracle Linux 7 Software Collections Repository
       (ol7_software_collections) to install this package, and
       must also adjust the libstdc++7 path. See Yum's Platform
       Specific Notes
(http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/linux-installation-yum-repo.html#yum-install-platform-specifics)
       for additional details.

Bugs Fixed

     * Added checks for unsupported functionality that return
       SQL_ERROR instead of SQL_SUCCESS, where the error message
       refers to the unsupported functionality. (Bug #28217387)

     * The data source dependent type's name was not always
       returned. For example, the ODBC driver reported TEXT as
       the database type for TINYTEXT, MEDIUMTEXT, and LONGTEXT,
       and reported BLOB for TINYBLOB, MEDIUMBLOB, and LONGBLOB.
       (Bug #11761407, Bug #53900)

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team,
Piotr Obrzut

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