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MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.18 has been released
Posted by: Prashant Tekriwal
Date: October 14, 2019 07:16AM


Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.18 is a new version in 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 the latest MySQL server version 8.0.

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 out 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

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

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Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.18 (2019-10-14,
General Availability)

Bugs Fixed

     * On Linux, memory was leaked on each server connection
       attempt due to how mysql_server_end was implemented and
       executed. (Bug #26194929)

     * On Windows, fixed direct setlocale() usage for
       multi-threaded applications.
       The workaround was to add ;NO_LOCALE=1 to the connection
       string.
       Thanks to Jacques Germishuys for the patch.
       (Bug#24814467, Bug #83297)

On Behalf of MySQL Release Engineering Team
Prashant Tekriwal

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