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From:Hery Ramilison Date:December 27 2013 11:36am
Subject:MySQL Connector/C 6.1.3 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/C 6.1.3, a new version of the C API for client/server
communication for the MySQL database management system, has been

This version of Connector/C provides full support for MySQL 5.6
protocol. Connector/C is compatible with the client libraries
(libmysql). It includes all the features in the MySQL client library
shipped with MySQL servers 5.6 as well as prior versions. You can
recompile existing code linked with Connector/C 6.1.3 without any code

You can use Connector/C to run and build client applications which
communicate with MySQL server versions from 4.1 to 5.6 without a need
to do a complete server installation.

The release is now available in source and binary form for a number
of platforms from our download pages at

MySQL Connector/C 6.1.3 will also be available for downloads via the
Oracle Software Delivery Cloud in approximately 1-2 weeks.

For information on installing, please see the documentation at


Changes in MySQL Connector/C 6.1.3 (2013-12-27)

    Security Notes

      * A new MYSQL_OPT_SSL_ENFORCE option is available for the
        mysql_options() C API function to indicate whether to require
        the connection to use SSL. If enabled, an encrypted connection
        is attempted. If an encrypted connection cannot be
        established, the connection attempt fails.
        For more information, see mysql_options()

    Functionality Added or Changed

      * Some dependencies between client-side plugin header files were

           + The MYSQL_PLUGIN_EXPORT macro required by plugin
             declarations is now declared directly in
             mysql/client_plugin.h instead of getting the definition
             from mysql/plugin.h. That macro was the only thing
             required by client-side plugins and declared in
             server-side header mysql/plugin.h, so including
             mysql/client_plugin.h in an application no longer
             requires the application to also include mysql/plugin.h.

           + mysql/plugin_trace.h no longer uses C_MODE_START or
             C_MODE_END. Consequently, including mysql/plugin_trace.h
             in an application no longer requires the application to
             also include my_global.h.
        Applications might require mysql/plugin.h or my_global.h for
        other reasons, of course. (Bug #17582168)

      * A new mysql_get_option() C API function is available that
        returns the current value of applicable mysql_options()
        options. See mysql_get_option()

      * When a connection is returned to the thread pool plugin, the
        connection thread context must be cleaned up. Previously, this
        was done using COM_CHANGE_USER (which is like the
        mysql_change_user() C API function). However, that operation
        reauthenticates, which is unnecessary network roundtrip
        overhead in this context.
        Now it is possible for client connection state to be reset in
        a more lightweight manner without causing reauthentication.
        The API is exposed publicly through these changes:

           + A new COM_RESET_CONNECTION protocol command (defined in

           + A new mysql_reset_connection() C API function

           + A new resetconnection command for the mysql client
        Resetting a connection has effects similar to
        mysql_change_user() or an auto-reconnect except that the
        connection is not closed and reopened, and reauthentication is
        not done. See mysql_change_user()
        )) and see Controlling Automatic Reconnection Behavior
        For more information, see mysql_reset_connection()
        .html) and mysql --- The MySQL Command-Line Tool

      * Connector/C is now included in MySQL Installer (Windows).

      * Because there are new API functions (mysql_get_option(),
        mysql_reset_connection()), the library ABI version is now
        18.2. Shared library names now include 18.2 where appropriate.

    Bugs Fixed

      * It was not possible to build client-side plugins using
        Connector/C because client_plugin.h referenced a macro defined
        in the plugin.h file, which is not included in Connector/C
        distributions. (Bug #17582228)
        References: See also Bug #17582168.

      * After the fix for Bug #16409270, it was not possible to
        #include <mysql.h> following #include <windows.h>. (Bug

      * Upgrading Connector/C using the 64-bit version of the Windows
        MSI package occurred in the default folder because registry
        search logic was hardcoded to use the 32-bit registry. (Bug

      * A client crash occurred if mysql_set_server_option() or
        several other C API functions were called before
        mysql_real_connect(). (Bug #17338958)

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL RE Team.
Hery Ramilison
MySQL Connector/C 6.1.3 has been releasedHery Ramilison27 Dec