Saturday Mar 23, 2013

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.0 Alpha has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.0, 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

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Wednesday Feb 06, 2013

What's new on MySQL Server 5.6 GA and Connector/Net 6.6.5

MySQL Server 5.6 GA has several new features. These new features are supported in the latest version of Connector/Net 6.6.5. We'll review them into a brief introduction and example about how to use them inside any .Net Application.[Read More]

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5 Maintenance Release

A new version for Connector/Net 6.6 has been released. This new 6.6.5 version includes several new features that support the new capabilities included in MySQL Server 5.6, which recently has became at GA state.

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Monday Dec 03, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.5 Maintenance Release has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.5, a new maintenance release of our 6.5 series, has been released.  This release is GA quality and is appropriate for use in production environments.  Please note that 6.6 is our latest driver series and is the recommended product for development. It is now available in source and binary form 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.)
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Monday Nov 26, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.4.6 Maintenance Release has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.4.6, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver
for MySQL has been released.  This is a maintenance release and is recommended for use in production environments.
It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6.
This is intended to be the final release for Connector/NET 6.4.[Read More]

Friday Nov 09, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6 GA has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver
for MySQL has been released.  This is the GA, recommended for use in production environments.
Major features included are EF 4.3 support, Stored routines debugger integrated into Visual studio, Pluggable authentication & VS2012 support.[Read More]

Friday Oct 19, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.4 RC1 has been released


MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.4, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the Release Candidate intended to introduce users to the new features in the release.[Read More]

Friday Sep 28, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.3 Beta 2 has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.3, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the second of two beta releases intended to introduce users to the new features in the release.

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Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.2 has been released

The 6.6 has reached Beta level major features are Stored routine debugger, Entity Framework 4.3 Migrations support, Authentication Plugin & Visual Studio 2012 support.[Read More]

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.1 Alpha 2 has been released

 MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.1, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the second of two alpha releases intended to introduce users to the new features in the release.  This release is not feature complete and there are 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 still some limitations in the implementation.  These limitations are being resolved for future releases.  The limitations include:

Changes from the 6.6.0 release
  • Functions and triggers can now be debugged.  Stepping into and out of them is fully supported.
  • Improved naming of session variables for in and out parameters.  This reduces the possibility of name collisions
  • The debugger now fully supports the 5.1, 5.5, and 5.6 grammars
  • You no longer have to save the password of your connection to start a debug session
  • You can now evaluate and change session variables during execution
There are still some limitations such as the following:
  • 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 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. 
  • 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

We are excited by the progress we have made since Alpha 1 and look forward to an even better Beta 1.  We look forward to your feedback.

Documentation
-------------------------------------
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 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
-------------------------------------------
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
-------------------------------------
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!      

Monday May 21, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.4.5 has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.4.5 has been released!  This is an update to our 6.4 driver and brings several bug fixes.  It is appropriate for production use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.5

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.)

You can read about the changes in this version at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/connector-net-news-6-4-5.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

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