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  • July 2, 2013

MySql Connector/NET 6.7.4 GA has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.4, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver
for MySQL has been released.  This is the GA, is feature complete. It is
recommended for production environments.  It is appropriate for use with
MySQL server versions 5.0-5.7.


 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 6.7 version of MySQL Connector/Net brings the following new features:

-  WinRT Connector.

-  Load Balancing support.

-  Entity Framework 5.0 support.

-  Memcached support for Innodb Memcached plugin.

-  This version also splits the product in two: from now on, starting
version 6.7, Connector/NET will include only the former Connector/NET
ADO.NET driver, Entity Framework and ASP.NET providers (Core libraries
of MySql.Data, MySql.Data.Entity & MySql.Web). While all the former
product Visual Studio integration (Design support, Intellisense,
Debugger) are available as part of MySql Windows Installer under the
name "MySql for Visual Studio".


 WinRT Connector

 -------------------------------------------

Now you can write MySql data access apps in Windows Runtime (aka Store
Apps) using the familiar API of Connector/NET for .NET.


 Load Balancing Support

 -------------------------------------------

 Now you can setup a Replication or Cluster configuration in the
backend, and Connector/NET will balance the load of queries among all
servers making up the backend topology.


 Entity Framework 5.0

 -------------------------------------------

 Connector/NET is now compatible with EF 5, including special features
of EF 5 like spatial types.


 Memcached

 -------------------------------------------

 Just setup Innodb memcached plugin and use Connector/NET new APIs to
establish a client to MySql 5.6 server's memcached daemon.


 Bug fixes included in this release:

- Fix for Entity Framework when inserts data having Identity columns
(Oracle bug #16494585).

- Fix for Connector/NET cannot read data from a MySql table using
UTF-16/UTF-32 (MySql bug #69169, Oracle bug #16776818).

- Fix for Malformed query in Entity Framework when eager loading due to
multiple projections (MySql bug #67183, Oracle bug #16872852).

- Fix for database objects with 'dbo' prefix when using automatic
migrations in Entity Framework 5.0 (Oracle bug #16909439).

- Fix for bug IIS application pool reset worker process causes website
to crash (Oracle bug #16909237, Mysql Bug #67665).

- Fix for bug Error in LINQ to Entities query when using
Distinct().Count() (MySql Bug #68513, Oracle bug #16950146).

- Fix for occasionally return no data when socket connection is slow,
interrupted or delayed (MySql bug #69039, Oracle bug #16950212).

- Fix for ConstraintException when filling a datatable (MySql bug
#65065, Oracle bug #16952323).

- Fix for Data Provider is not found after uninstalling Mysql for visual
studio (Oracle bug #16973456).

- Fix for nested sql generated for LINQ to Entities query with Take and
Order by (MySql bug #65723, Oracle bug #16973939).



The documentation is available at
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/connector-net.html

 Enjoy and thanks for the support!


 --

 Fernando Gonzalez Sanchez | Software Engineer |

 Oracle MySQL Windows Experience Team, Connector/NET

 Guadalajara | Jalisco | Mexico 

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