Dear MySQL users,
MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.14 is the latest GA release version of the
MySQL Connector Python 8.0 series. 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 at least MySQL Server version 8.0
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 8.0.14, see the “General Available
(GA) releases” tab at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/python/
Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.14 (2019-01-21, General Availability) Functionality Added or Changed * A default schema name can now be defined from the connection string. Statements executed using the session are executed against this default schema if no other schema is specified. An example connection string: mysqlx://username:password@localhost:33160/myschema?ssl-mode=enabled where myschema becomes the default schema name. An error is emitted if the schema does not exist. In addition, a new get_default_schema() method was added to retrieve this default schema's name. It returns the string "NONE" if a default schema name was not provided. * The count() method's error message was unclear when the table or collection was missing. Bugs Fixed * On Windows, Python 2.7 binaries only contain the pure Python (and not the C extension) implementation yet the MSI installer still had the VC 2015 pre-requisite. (Bug #28992304) * Improved error handling for classic protocol connections using the X protocol port. (Bug #28962337) * Attempting to connect to a default schema with insufficient privileges would yield a "does not exist" error instead of "access denied." (Bug #28942938) * Improved error handling for connection strings that contain invalid schema names, such as an empty string. (Bug #28933922) * On Mac OS X, the requirements section was missing from the bundled README files. (Bug #28744076) * The Debian package descriptions were improved. (Bug #28737774) * The connector assumed that all values were expressions, which could lead to errors. The expr() method is now required to designate values as expressions. (Bug #28646344, Bug #92416) * With Python 2.7 and use_pure=False, unicode characters in table object operations would cause an unexpected halt. (Bug #28280321) * With "pure_python=False" set, mysql.connector would still use the Python implementation if the C extension was not available. (Bug #27794178) * A new ssl_verify_identity connection option was added to verify the server name against the server certificate's common name (CN) and subject alternative names (SANs). Previously, only the C extension implementation performed this verification by default. This functionality exists to help prevent man-in-the-middle type attacks. (Bug #27434751) * An unexpected notice from the server could result in an error.
Enjoy and thanks for the support!
On behalf of the MySQL Release Team,
Nawaz Nazeer Ahamed