Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.0 Alpha has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.0, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the first of two alpha releases intended to introduce users to the new features in the release.  This release is not feature complete and there are significant limitations but it should be stable enough for users to understand the new features and how we expect them to work.  As is the case with all non-GA releases, it should not be used in any production environment.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6

It is now available in source and binary form from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloads and mirror sites (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.)

The 6.6 version of MySQL Connector/Net brings the following new features:
  • Stored procedure debugging
  • Entity Framework 4.3 Code First support
  • Pluggable authentication (not available in this alpha)
Stored Procedure Debugging
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We are very excited to introduce stored procedure debugging into our Visual Studio integration.  It works in a very intuitive manner by simply clicking 'Debug Routine' from Server Explorer.  As mentioned above, there are currently many limitations in the implementation.  These limitations are being resolved for future alpha and beta releases.  The limitations include:

  • Can only debug stored procedures.  Functions and triggers will be enabled in a future build.
  • Intellisense is currently not enabled in the debugger window. 
  • Some MySQL functions cannot be debugged currently (get_lock, release_lock, begin, commit, rollback, set transaction level)
  • Only 5.1 grammar is currently supported
  • Only one debug session may be active on a given server
  • The debugger instruments your procedures automatically.  We have seen some instances when the original procedure is not restored correctly. 
  • Evaluating and changing session variables are not supported.  Local variables in the procedure are supported.
  • Breakpoints are supported however if you put a breakpoint on a line where there is no code it will appear as not bound.  This is harmless
  • Conditional breakpoints are not supported
  • When debugging a routine that has parameters the debugger will prompt for those values.  It will create session variables out of them so you should be careful to not use your own session variables that have the same name.
  • When creating a new connection in Server Explorer, please check the 'Save password' checkbox. 

While this list is long, we have already resolved many of these and will resolve the rest before GA.  Even with these limitations we hope that you can get a feel for how the product will work and give us feedback.

Documentation
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The documentation is still being developed and will be readily available in time for Beta 1.  You can view current Connector/Net documentation at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/connector-net.html

You can find our team blog at http://blogs.oracle.com/MySQLOnWindows.  You can also post questions on our forums at http://forums.mysql.com/

Enjoy and thanks for the support!      

Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.3.9 has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.3.9, the latest maintenance release of our 6.3 version series, has been released.  Connector/Net is our all-managed .NET driver for MySQL.  This release will be the last release of our 6.3.x series and contains more than 25 fixes from the 6.3.8 base.  Users looking for additional fixes or features should upgrade to our most recent version.  You can see the list of changes and read more about the connector at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/connector-net.html

Version 6.3.9 is appropriate for use with versions of MySQL 5.0-5.5.

It is now available in source and binary form from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/6.3.html#downloads and mirror sites (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.)

The release is also available for download on My Oracle Support (MOS).

Enjoy and thanks for the support! 

Thursday Mar 22, 2012

Tell us what you want in 6.6

Now that we have finished 6.5 it's time to really start gearing up for 6.6.  We have  many great feature ideas but we want to hear from you.  To help with that, we're running a poll on the website where you can vote on the features you would like to see in the next version of the best MySQL ADO.Net Connector on the planet.  You can find the poll at http://dev.mysql.com and scrolling near the bottom of the page.  

Thanks for your time and please go vote.  

Connector/Net 6.3 Support has ended

We recently released Connector/Net 6.5 as GA.  Our policy is that we actively support the last 2 GA versions of the Connector so we are dropping support for Connector/Net 6.3.  Any users who are actively using 6.3 are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version.  You can find the formal announcement at http://mysql.com/support/eol-notice.html

Thursday Mar 08, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.4 GA has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.4 has gone GA!  This is the first production-ready version of our new 6.5 connector and we are very excited about it.  Connector/Net is an all-managed .NET driver for MySQL and is the best solution for your MySQL and .NET data access needs. 

Version 6.5.4 includes full support for MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6 and includes some exciting new features such as:
  • Much improved partial trust support.  Hosting providers can now configure their trust policies exactly the way they are configured for SQL Server and your application can run without trouble in partial/medium trust.
  • Auto-completion support in the Visual Studio editor.  We have integrated a brand new parser into our Visual Studio work and we are jut getting started showing it's benefits. Open up a VS editor start typing your SQL and you'll see what i mean.
  • Command injection support!  Need to override some command that is being run from deep within your application but don't want to recompile?  Need to force a certain value to be returned in a situation for testing?  Command injection is here to help.
  • Exception interception support!  This can help when your app is throwing some exception and you want to trap it. You can trap these errors and recover from them or log them in some other way.  The choice is yours!
We are very excited about this release and look forward to your feedback!

It is now available in source and binary form from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/6.5.html#downloads and mirror sites (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.)

The release is also available for download on My Oracle Support (MOS).  http://support.oracle.com

Enjoy and thanks for the support! 

Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.2 RC has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.2, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the first of our two Release Candidate (RC) releases.  As is the case with all non-GA releases, it should not be used in any production environment.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6

It is now available in source and binary form from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloads and mirror sites (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.)

The 6.5 release of MySQL Connector/Net brings new features such as
  • Exception and command injector support
  • Millseconds support
  • Better partial-trust support
  • Better intellisense including auto-completion when editing stored procedures or .mysql files
These features are not yet documented in the shipping documentation.  We have posted a series of posts to our blog outlining these new features.

You can post questions and comments here on our blog or you can also post questions on our forums at http://forums.mysql.com/

Enjoy and thanks for the support!      

Wednesday Jan 25, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.1 beta has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.1, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is a beta release of our newest connector and comes with several new features.  It is of beta quality and should not be used in any production environment.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6

It is now available in source and binary form from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloads and mirror sites (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.)

This new versions brings new features such as
  • Exception and command injector support
  • Millseconds support
  • Better partial-trust support
  • Better intellisense including auto-completion when editing stored procedures or .mysql files
These features are not yet documented in the shipping documentation.  We have posted a series of posts to our blog outlining these new features.

You can leave comments here on the blog post or post questions on our forums at http://forums.mysql.com/

Enjoy and thanks for the support!      

Friday Dec 23, 2011

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.0 beta has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.0, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is a beta release of our newest connector and comes with several new features.  It is of beta quality and should not be used in any production environment.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6

It is now available in source and binary form from here and mirror sites (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.)

This new versions brings new features such as
  • Exception and command injector support
  • Millseconds support
  • Better partial-trust support
  • Better intellisense including auto-completion when editing stored procedures or .mysql files
These features are not yet documented in the shipping documentation.  We will be posting a series of posts to our blog outlining these new features and will have them fully documented by GA.

You can leave comments here on this blog or you can also post questions on our forums at http://forums.mysql.com/

Enjoy and thanks for the support! 
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