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From:Hery Ramilison Date:February 1 2018 8:13pm
Subject:MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.6-rc has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.6-rc is the first release candidate version
of the MySQL Connector Python 8.0 series. This series adds support for
the new X DevAPI.  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 For more information
about how the X DevAPI is implemented in MySQL Connector/Python, and its
usage, see

Please note that the X DevAPI requires MySQL Server version 5.7.12 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 8.0.6-rc, see the "Development
Releases" tab at


Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.6 (2018-02-01, Release

    Functionality Added or Changed

      * A new bdist_wheel distutils command was added to build a
        Connector/Python wheel package.
        A new --static option was added that enables static
        linking for the C extension variant.

      * X DevAPI: In the process of refining the definition of
        the X DevAPI to cover the most relevant usage scenarios,
        the following API components have been removed from the X
        DevAPI implementation for Connector/Python:

           + API components that support session configurations.
             The mysqlx.config namespace and all members of the

           + The create_table, drop_table, create_view,
             drop_view, and alter_view methods from the Schema

      * A Pylint test was added for the mysqlx module.

      * A new Modify.patch() method was added to the X DevAPI as
        a way to change several document attributes in one
        operation; otherwise known as a JSON Merge Patch via RFC

      * The create_index() method was added to the Collection

      * The transaction API was extended to allow setting
        savepoints. The following methods have been added to the
        Session object:

           + set_savepoint([name]): executes the SAVEPOINT name
             SQL statement to generate a savepoint. If a name is
             not provided (or None), one is generated.
             The SAVEPOINT statement sets a named transaction
             savepoint with a name of identifier. If the current
             transaction has a savepoint with the same name, the
             old savepoint is deleted and a new one is set.

           + release_savepoint(name): executes the RELEASE name
             SQL statement to release a savepoint.
             The RELEASE SAVEPOINT statement removes the named
             savepoint from the set of savepoints of the current
             transaction. No commit or rollback occurs. It
             returns an error if the savepoint does not exist.

           + rollback_to(name): executes the ROLLBACK TO name SQL
             statement to rollback a savepoint.
             The ROLLBACK TO identifier command reverts the state
             of the transaction back to what was when executed
             the command SAVEPOINT identifier.
        Names passed to these functions are checked to make sure
        that the name is not null or an empty string. Names such
        as '', "", ``, and so on, are not allowed even though
        they are allowed by the server. For more information, see

    Bugs Fixed

      * On Enterprise Linux 7, SSL connections could fail due to
        the Python 2.7.9 or higher requirement. Since EL7
        backported the SSL module from Python 3 (PEP466) into its
        default Python 2.7.5, SSL connections are now enabled on
        EL7. (Bug #27368032)

      * MySQL Server 8.0 utf8mb4 collations were missing from
        Connector/Python. (Bug #27277964)

      * The LICENSE and README files were missing from the C
        extension ( "cext") builds. (Bug #26912787)

      * Python 3.6 is now officially supported and tested.

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team
Prashant Tekriwal
MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.6-rc has been releasedHery Ramilison1 Feb