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From:Fernando Gonzalez Date:February 6 2013 12:11am
Subject:MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5 MR has been released
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MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver
for MySQL has been released.  This is a maintenance release for 6.6.x.
This release is feature complete. It is recommended for use in production
It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6

It is now available in source and binary form from and mirror sites
(note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point-if you
can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose
another download site.)

The 6.6.5 version of MySQL Connector/Net brings full support for MySql 5.6, including the
following new features:
- Fix for Support for current_timestamp as default for datetime with ef for server 5.6
(Oracle bug #15935094).
- Added support for new connect attributes feature in server 5.6 (Oracle bug #15935112).
- Added protocol support for password expiration (Oracle bug #15935104).
- Added support for password hashing with appropriate strength for server 5.6 (Oracle bug

As well the following bug fixes:
- Fix for bug Keyword not supported. Parameter name: AttachDbFilename (Mysql bug #66880,
Oracle bug #14733472).
- Added support to MySql script file to retrieve data when using "SHOW" statements.
- Fix for Package Load Failure in Visual Studio 2005 (MySql bug #63073, Oracle bug
- Fix for bug "Unable to connect using IPv6 connections" (MySQL bug #67253, Oracle bug
- Added auto-generated values for Guid identity columns (MySql bug #67450, Oracle bug
- Fix for method FirstOrDefault not supported in some LINQ to Entities queries (MySql bug
#67377, Oracle bug #15856964).
- Fix internal bug "Parser cannot recognize row_count in grammar version 5.6" (id task
- Fixed missing keywords not working as ids (wihout quoting) in parser: value, status,
unknown&   some unit tests from Arnaud feedback.
- Fix for Datetime precision doesn't work with code first or model first. (Oracle bug
- Adding support for Geometry type. Unit Tests included. Supporting server 5.1 and
- Added to parser missing "alter user ... password expire".
- Fix for "Debugger error on stored procedure", which is actually a parser bug (parser was
expecting decimal both precision&   scale), (bug MySql #67975, Oracle bug #16079735).
- Added a more friendly message for error when trying to authenticate with old password.

The release is available to download

You can view current Connector/Net documentation

You can find our team blog at
You can also post questions on our forums at

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5 MR has been releasedFernando Gonzalez6 Feb