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From:Lenz Grimmer Date:February 26 2003 2:47pm
Subject:MySQL 4.0.11 is released
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Hi,

MySQL 4.0.11, a new version of the popular Open Source Database, has been
released. It is now available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at http://www.mysql.com/downloads/ and
mirror sites.

Note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point of time -
if you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or
choose another download site.

This is a new beta development release, adding new features and fixing
recently discovered bugs.


Functionality added or changed:

 * Fixed problem with `multi-table-delete' and InnoDB tables.

 * Fixed a problem with `BLOB NOT NULL' columns used with `IS NULL'.

 * `NULL' is now sorted *LAST* if you use `ORDER BY ... DESC' (as it
   was before before MySQL 4.0.2).  This is change was required to
   follow ANSI SQL 99.  (The original change was because we thought
   that ANSI SQL 99 required NULL to be always sorted at the same
   position, but this was wrong).

 * Added `START TRANSACTION' (ANSI SQL99 syntax) as alias for `BEGIN'.
   This is recommended to use instead of `BEGIN' to start a
   transaction.

 * Added `OLD_PASSWORD()' as a synonym for `PASSWORD()'.

 * Allow keyword `ALL' in group functions.

 * Added support for some new `INNER JOIN' and `JOIN' syntaxes.  For
     example, `SELECT * FROM t1 INNER JOIN t2' didn't work before.


Bugs fixed:

 * Re-added missing pre- and post(un)install scripts to the Linux RPM
   packages (they were missing after the renaming of the server
   subpackage).

 * Fixed that table locks are not released with multi-table updates
   and deletes with InnoDB storage engine.

 * Fixed bug in updating BLOB columns with long strings.

 * Fixed integer-wraparound when giving big integer (>= 10 digits) to
   function that requires an unsigned argument, like `CREATE TABLE
   (...)  AUTO_INCREMENT=#'.

 * `MIN(key_column)' could in some cases return `NULL' on a column
   with `NULL' and other values.

 * `MIN(key_column)' and `MAX(key_column)' could in some cases return
   wrong values when used in `OUTER JOIN'.

 * `MIN(key_column)' and `MAX(key_column)' could return wrong values
   if one of the tables was empty.

 * Fixed rare crash in compressed MyISAM tables with blobs.

 * Fixed bug in using aggregate functions as argument for `INTERVAL',
   `CASE', `FIELD', `CONCAT_WS', `ELT' and `MAKE_SET' functions.

 * When running with `--lower-case-table-names' (default on windows)
   and you had tables or databases with mixed case on disk, then
   executing `SHOW TABLE STATUS' followed with `DROP DATABASE' or
   `DROP TABLE' could fail with `Errcode 13'.


Additional notes:

 * In addition to the binary tarballs, we now do offer native
   Mac OS X PKG packages for Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar". Please see
   http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Mac_OS_X_installation.html for more info.

 * There are now two different binaries for HP-UX 11 - one for PA-RISC 2.0
   64bit platforms and one that has been compiled to to be compatible with
   older PA-RISC 1.1 32bit platforms:

   mysql-<version>-hp-hpux11.11-hppa2.0w-64bit.tar.gz (64bit PA-RISC 2.0)
   mysql-<version>-hp-hpux11.11-hppa2.0w.tar.gz (32bit PA-RISC 1.1)

 * Please note that the "bigint" test in 4.0.11 fails on some 64bit
   Platforms like HP-UX 11 or Tru64. This is because of an error in this
   particular test of the test suite which has already been fixed in the
   source tree for future releases.

 * To fix a compilation bug on HP-UX 10.20, we had to add an additional
   patch to the 4.0.11 sources used to build these binaries. Therefore,
   the Unix source tarball as well as the HP-UX 10.20 binaries will be
   labelled 4.0.11a instead of 4.0.11. The other binaries are not affected
   by this change. This modification has already been added to the 4.0
   source tree and will be part of future releases.

Bye,
	LenZ

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