MySQL Connector/NET 6.10.3 rc has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Net 6.10.3 rc is the fourth release which supports
Scaffold-DbContext, that enables the creation of corresponding model
classes from an existing database that are compatible with Entity
Framework (EF) Core 1.1.

To download MySQL Connector/Net 6.10.3 rc, see the “Development
Releases” tab at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/


Changes in MySQL Connector/Net 6.10.3 (2017-08-18, Release
Candidate)

   Known limitation of this release:

   The use of the SSL protocol is restricted to TCP connections.
   Connections using Unix sockets, named pipes, and shared memory do not
   support SSL mode.

   Functionality Added or Changed

     * The following methods are available for use with EF Core
       in asynchronous command and connection operations:

          + Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.DbContext.AddAsync

          + Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.DbContext.AddRangeAsync

          + Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.DbContext.FindAsync

          + Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.DbContext.SaveChangesAsync

          + Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Infrastructure.
            DatabaseFacade.EnsureDeletedAsync

          + Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Infrastructure.
            DatabaseFacade.EnsureCreatedAsync

          + Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.DbContext.ToListAsync

     * Support for connections using Unix sockets was extended
       to include MySQL servers deployed on the Linux host operating
       system in .NET Core scenarios. To specify a Unix socket
       connection, set the value of the Server connection-string option
       to the path of the socket file and the Protocol option to unix.
       For example:
"server=/path/to/socket;protocol=unix;user=root;password=mypass"

     * The AutoEnlist and IncludeSecurityAsserts
       connection-string options are not appropriate for use by
       applications that target .NET Core and now return an error when
       used.

     * EF Core: Support for explicit loading was added. Explicit
       loading is an object-relational mapper (O/RM) pattern introduced
       in EF Core 1.1.0, which enables .NET developers to explicitly
       load related data from the database at a later time.

     * EF Core: Support for scaffolding a DbContext from
       multiple databases was added. With multiple databases (or schemas
       of tables) specified, the resulting entity classes are created
       within a single context.

       EF Core CLI usage example:
       dotnet ef dbcontext scaffold "connection-string"
       MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore --schema world --schema sakila

       Package Manager Console (Visual Studio) usage example:
       Scaffold-DbContext "connection-string"
       MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore -Schemas world,sakila

     * The following connection-string options are not currently
       supported for use by applications that target .NET Core and now
       return an error when used:

          + SharedMemoryName

          + IntegratedSecurity

          + PipeName

          + Logging

          + UseUsageAdvisor

          + UsePerformanceMonitor

          + InteractiveSession

          + Replication

   Bugs Fixed

     * EF Core: Some methods in the DbContext class were not
       supported for use with asynchronous operations. (Bug #26448321,
       Bug #84814) 

Nuget packages are available at:

https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Data/6.10.3-rc
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Web/6.10.3-rc
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Data.Entity/6.10.3-rc
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore/6.10.3-rc
https://www.nuget.org/packages/MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore.Design/6.10.3-rc

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

On behalf of the MySQL Release Team,
Nawaz Nazeer Ahamed