Dear MySQL users,
MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.12 is the second GA release version of the
MySQL Connector Python 8.0 series. This series adds support for the new
X DevAPI. The X DevAPI enables application developers to write code
that combines the strengths of the relational and document models using
a modern, NoSQL-like syntax that does not assume previous experience
writing traditional SQL.
To learn more about how to write applications using the X DevAPI, see
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/x-devapi-userguide/en/. For more information
about how the X DevAPI is implemented in MySQL Connector/Python, and its
usage, see http://dev.mysql.com/doc/dev/connector-python.
Please note that the X DevAPI requires MySQL Server version 5.7.12 or
higher with the X Plugin enabled. For general documentation about how to
get started using MySQL as a document store, see
To download MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.12, see the “General Available
(GA) releases” tab at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/python/
Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.12 (2018-07-27, General Availability) * Installation Notes * X DevAPI Notes * Functionality Added or Changed * Bugs Fixed Installation Notes * Because the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable installer deletes the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable registry keys that identify its installation, standalone MySQL MSIs may fail to detect the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable if both it and the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable are installed. The solution is to repair the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable via the Windows Control Panel to recreate the registry keys needed for the runtime detection. Unlike the standalone MSIs, MySQL Installer for Windows contains a workaround for the detection problem. (Bug #28345281, Bug #91542) X DevAPI Notes * For compliance with the Core DevAPI, these Connector/Python changes were made: + DatabaseObject: Deprecated: am_i_real() and who_am_i(). Added: get_session() and the session property. + Collection.modify(): Deprecated: limit(x, y)'s second parameter, where(condition), and change(CollectionField, ExprOrLiteral). Changed: the modify(condition) condition is now mandatory. + Collection.find(): Deprecated: limit(x, y)'s second parameter. Added: limit(x).offset(y). + Collection.remove(): Deprecated: limit(x, y)'s second parameter and where(condition). Changed: the modify(condition) condition is now mandatory. + Table.select(): Deprecated: limit(x, y)'s second parameter and sort(). Added: limit(x).offset(y). + Table.delete(): Deprecated: limit(x, y)'s second parameter and sort(). Removed: delete(x)'s parameter in favor of using where() instead. Added: order_by(). + Table.update(): Deprecated: limit(x, y)'s second parameter, and the sort() method. Added: order_by(). + Session: Added: get_schemas(). + Result: Deprecated: get_document_id() and get_generated_insert_id(). Moved: get_affected_items_count() to the BaseResult class. + RowResult: Added: get_columns(). + SqlResult: Added: has_data(). + Column: Renamed: ColumnMetaData to Column. Added properties: schema_name, table_name, table_label, column_name, column_label, type, length, fractional_digits, collation_name, character_set_name. Functionality Added or Changed * Removed MySQL Fabric support. * An RPM package for installing ARM 64-bit (aarch64) binaries of Connector/Python on Oracle Linux 7 is now available in the MySQL Yum Repository and for direct download. Known Limitation for this ARM release: You must enable the Oracle Linux 7 Software Collections Repository (ol7_software_collections) to install this package, and must also adjust the libstdc++7 path. See Yum's Platform Specific Notes (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/linux-installation-yum-repo.html#yum-install-platform-specifics) for additional details. Bugs Fixed * The default character set changed from 'utf8' (an alias to the deprecated 'utf8mb3' character set) to 'utf8mb4'. (Bug #28188883) * Fixed datetime conversion compatibility between Django 2.0 and MySQL 8.0. A workaround was to use Connector/Python's pure Python implementation instead the C extension by setting "use_pure=True" in Django's database options. (Bug #27962293, Bug #90541) * The get_row() and get_rows() behavior differed with the C (connections with CMySQLConnection) and pure Python (connections with MySQLConnection) implementations of the connector. The resolved differences are: + With the pure Python implementation, all data was returned as bytearrays; while the C implementation returned all data as Python types with CMySQLConnection (cext). Both now return Python types. + With the pure Python implementation, they returned a tuple with (row(s), eof), but with the C Extension they only returned the row(s). Now both implementations return the tuple form; (row(s), eof). + For queries returning a result, with pure Python the warning count was part of the returned eof. With the C extension, warning count was only available using the warning_count property of the connection object. Related, the warning_count property was not available in the pure Python implementation. Now, result includes the warning count for both implementations. + Fetching rows using pure Python would automatically set the unread_rows property to False. With the C extension, explicitly calling the free_result() method of the connection object was required. Related, free_result() was only available with the C extension. Now, both implementations set unread_rows to False. (Bug #27411275, Bug #27991948, Bug #27802700, Bug #28133321, Bug #27650437, Bug #89305, Bug #90799, Bug #90292, Bug #91107) * Connecting with a collation unknown to Connector/Python would yield an unknown character set error. It now properly references the unknown collation. (Bug #27277937) * Deprecated the Row.get_string() method in favor of __getitem__. (Bug #26834200, Bug #87777)
Enjoy and thanks for the support!
On behalf of the MySQL Release Team,
Nawaz Nazeer Ahamed