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MySQL Connector/J 5.1.49 GA has been released
Posted by: Sreedhar Sreedhargadda
Date: April 29, 2020 08:57AM


Dear MySQL Users,

MySQL Connector/J 5.1.49, 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/J 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 repositories.

MySQL Connector/J (Commercial) is available for download on the My Oracle
Support (MOS) website. This release will shortly be available on
eDelivery (OSDC).

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 5.1.49 includes the following general bug fixes and
improvements, also available in more detail on
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/connector-j/5.1/en/news-5-1-49.html

Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1.49 (2020-04-29, General
Availability)

   Version 5.1.49 is a maintenance release of the production 5.1
   branch. It is suitable for use with MySQL Server versions
   5.6, 5.7, and 8.0. It supports the Java Database Connectivity
   (JDBC) 4.2 API.

     * Functionality Added or Changed

     * Bugs Fixed

Functionality Added or Changed

     * Default value of the connection property
       allowLoadLocalInfile has been changed to false.
       Applications that use the LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE
       (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/load-data.html)
       statement on MySQL Servers need to set this property to
       true explicitly. (Bug #29261254, Bug #30866178)

     * The allowable versions of TLS protocol used for
       connecting to the server, when no restrictions have been
       set using the connection properties enabledTLSProtocols,
       have been changed to:

          + TLSv1, TLSv1.1, and TLSv1.2 for MySQL Community
            Servers 8.0, 5.7.28 and later, and 5.6.46 and later,
            and for commercial versions of MySQL Server 5.6,
            5.7, and 8.0.

          + TLSv1 and TLSv1.1 for all other versions of MySQL
            Servers.

     * The following third-party libraries have been removed
       from the distribution bundles for Connector/J:

          + C3P0 (required for building Connector/J from source)

          + JBoss common JDBC wrapper (required for building
            Connector/J from source)

          + Simple Logging Facade API (required for using the
            logging capabilities provided by the default
            implementation of org.slf4j.Logger.Slf4JLogger by
            Connector/J, and for building Connector/J from
            source)
       Users who need those libraries have to obtain them on
       their own. See Installing Connector/J from a Binary
       Distribution
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-j/5.1/en/connector-j-binary-installation.html)
       and Installing from Source
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-j/5.1/en/connector-j-installing-source.html)
       for details.

Bugs Fixed


     * When trying to set a parameter for a PreparedStatement
       using the method
       PreparedStatement.setObject(parameterIndex, "false",
       Types.BOOLEAN), the value was set to true instead of
       false. (Bug #30911870, Bug #98237)

     * In line with good XML practices, DTD processing has been
       disabled for Connector/J's MySQL Fabric XML parser. (Bug
       #30657312)

     * Methods of the ResultSetUtil class that are no longer
       used in Connector/J 5.1 have been removed. (Bug
       #30636056)

     * For some prepared statements, calling getMetaData() on
       them resulted in an Incorrect DATE error, even when no
       DATE values were involved. This was due to some recent
       changes on the MySQL Server, to which this patch adjusts
       Connector/J. (Bug #30151808, Bug #96442)
       References: See also: Bug #29025656, Bug #28940878.

     * When working with a load balancing setup, if the
       connection property loadBalanceStrategy was set to
       bestResponseTime and connections to all the hosts in the
       original setup failed, Connector/J hung, even if there
       were actually newly-added hosts available. This was
       because Connector/J mishandled the host whitelist, and
       this patch corrects the problem. (Bug #23143279)

     * Inserting values in batch using a PreparedStatement
       failed for an INSERT ...VALUE
       (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/insert.html)
       statement but worked for an INSERT ... VALUES
       (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/insert.html)
       statement, while they are synonymous for MySQL. (Bug
       #21181501, Bug #77183)


On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team,
Sreedhar S


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