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MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.11 GA has been released




Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.11 is the first GA version of the MySQL
Connector/ODBC 8.0 series, the ODBC driver for the MySQL database
management system.

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 any MySQL server version from 5.5.

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
output parameters (supported for binary types only), and support of
the SQL_ATTR_RESET_CONNECTION connection attribute (for the Unicode
driver only).

Also, Connector/ODBC 8.0 has a GTK+-based setup library providing a
GUI DSN setup dialog on some Unix-based systems, currently included in
the Debian 9, EL6/OL6 (64-bit only), EL7/OL7 (64-bit only), Fedora
26/27, FreeBSD 11, SLES 12, and Ubuntu 14/16/17 packages.

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

Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.11 (2018-04-19)

   MySQL Connectors and other MySQL client tools and
   applications now synchronize the first digit of their version
   number with the (highest) MySQL server version they support.
   This change makes it easy and intuitive to decide which
   client version to use for which server version.

   Connector/ODBC 8.0.11 is the first release to use the new
   numbering. It was branched from Connector/ODBC 5.3.10.

   The Connector/ODBC 8.0 series also adds full MySQL Server 8.0
   support.

Functionality Added or Changed

     * Connector/ODBC now supports a new GET_SERVER_PUBLIC_KEY
       connection option that enables requesting the RSA public
       key from the server. For accounts that use the
       caching_sha2_password or sha256_password authentication
       plugin, this key can be used during the connection
       process for RSA key-pair based password exchange with TLS
       disabled. This capability requires a MySQL 8.0 or higher
       server, and is supported only for Connector/ODBC built
       using OpenSSL.

     * A new OpenSSL runtime dependency was added that must be
       present on the target system where the connector is used.
       For some platforms it is assumed that a system-wide
       OpenSSL is available, for others, such as Windows and
       macOS, these required OpenSSL libraries are bundled in
       the binary packages.

     * Packaging was modified for the new MySQL Connector/ODBC 8
       series. For example, the Connector/ODBC 5.x ODBC driver
       has a file named myodbc5w.dll, whereas this same ODBC 8.0
       driver is named myodbc8w.dll for the Connector/ODBC 8.x
       series. The sample .ini file also references these new
       file names.

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team,
Kent Boortz

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