MySQL Notifier 1.1.8 has been released

Dear MySQL users,

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of
MySQL Notifier version 1.1.8, the latest addition to the MySQL
Installer for Windows.

MySQL Notifier enables developers and DBAs to easily monitor, start and
stop all their MySQL database instances. It provides a familiar
Microsoft SQL Server look and feel and integrates with MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Notifier is installed using the MySQL Installer for Windows.

The MySQL installer comes in 2 versions

– Full (400 MB) which includes a complete set of mysql products with
  their binaries included in the download

or

– Web (18 MB – a network install) which will just pull the MySQL
  Notifier over the web and install it when run.

You can download MySQL Installer from our official Downloads page at
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/.

Changes in MySQL Notifier 1.1.8 (2019-08-23)

     * Functionality Added or Changed

     * Bugs Fixed

Functionality Added or Changed

     * MySQL Notifier now supports the following connection
       features:

          + Strong password authentication to MySQL 8.0 servers
            with the default caching_sha2_password
            authentication plugin enabled.

          + SSH connections that can be created directly in
            MySQL Notifier or MySQL Workbench.

          + Connections made using SSH tunneling and an existing
            SSH server. These connections are created
            transparently without also requiring intermediate
            software to create the tunnel.

Bugs Fixed

     * A monitored MySQL instance or Windows service opened the
       MySQL Workbench home tab rather than the Administration
       tab when the instance or service was selected for
       management. (Bug #29891284)

     * The operation associated with clicking Add in the Manage
       Monitored Items window opened a secondary context menu.
       This fix modifies the operation to perform a single
       action related directly to the current tab, without
       showing a secondary menu. (Bug #29868378)

     * The Check for Updates action did not perform the expected
       operation, but started MySQL Installer instead. The
       action now checks for updated software as intended. In
       addition, the related Automatically check for MySQL
       updates option replaces the previous period between
       update checks (in weeks) with days. The existing value
       set for the option is converted from weeks to days
       automatically with the installation of this release. The
       Automatic check for MySQL updates option requires MySQL
       Installer 1.4.31 or higher (see Upgrading MySQL Installer
       (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/mysql-installer-catalog-dashboard.html#upgrade-mysql-installer)). (Bug#29868329)

     * The general option to Run at Windows Startup, after the
       check box was selected, did not remain selected between
       sessions or add startup entries when the entry list was
       saved. In addition, the Cancel button in the Options
       dialog box did not discard the changes made since the
       dialog box was last opened. (Bug #29740645, Bug#95250)

     * MySQL Router was not monitored even if the router was
       configured to run as a Windows service. (Bug#28277456)

     * Previously, services and instances could not be monitored
       when the remote connection was created using MySQL
       Workbench with SSH tunneling. Now, monitoring is enabled
       for SSH connections made directly from MySQL Notifier or
       MySQL Workbench. (Bug #26446338, Bug #87079)

     * An exception was generated when attempting to start MySQL
       Installer from MySQL Notifier and then selecting No in
       the dialog box to the question about permitting changes.
       Now, selecting No performs no action as expected. All
       other startup errors are displayed at runtime and logged.
       (Bug #26301469, Bug #86738)

You can access the MySQL Notifier documentation at
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/windows-notifier.html.

You can find our team’s blog at http://blogs.oracle.com/MySQLOnWindows.

You can also post questions on our MySQL Notifier forum found at
http://forums.mysql.com/.

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team
Prashant Tekriwal

32-bit ODBC Driver 8.0 for Windows is back!

The previous release of MySQL Connector 8.0.11 caused confusion for many users because its lack of support for Windows 32-bit platform, which is still very popular.

The main reason for it was the change in the MySQL Server 8.0 and MySQL client 8.0 library design, which regarded the Windows 32-bit platform as obsolete. Unfortunately, it had a far reaching adverse impact on the family of MySQL Connectors based on libmysqlclient including MySQL Connector/ODBC.

We listened to the voice of the community and did our best to bring back the 32-bit ODBC Driver for Windows to allow using it in ASP, VB, 32-bit MS Office applications etc.

Now we are happy to announce the return of the fully featured 32-bit version of ODBC Driver 8.0 for Windows with the full support for MySQL Server 8.0. The community version of the driver will soon be available for public at the following address:

https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/

On behalf of the entire MySQL Team I would like to thank everyone who expressed their concerns in the forums and blogs.