[Phpmyadmin-devel] [announce] phpMyAdmin 2.2.0 released!

phpMyAdmin Devel Team phpmyadmin-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Fri Aug 31 01:17:16 CEST 2001

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phpMyAdmin 2.2.0 - 30. August 2001

  A set of PHP-scripts to administrate MySQL over the WWW.


   After 5 months, 5 beta releases and 4 release candidate versions,
   the phpMyAdmin developers are pleased to announce the availability
   of phpMyAdmin 2.2.0.

   phpMyAdmin is intended to handle the administration of MySQL over
   the Web. The project was started by Tobias Ratschiller in 1998,
   and is now one of the most popular PHP script used worldwide.

   (Un)fortunately, Tobias then stopped to work on phpMyAdmin last
   year: the last version (2.1.0) was released on 6. August 2000. In
   the mean time, there were many suggestions and good ideas around,
   as well as a security advisory. 

   That is why on 31st March 2001, Olivier Müller (Switzerland),
   supported by Marc Delisle (Québec), Loïc Chapeaux (France) and a
   team of 8 other developers re-started the phpmyadmin project on
   SourceForge.net, with the authorization of the original package
   maintainer. And now, after 5 months of patches, bugfixes, new
   features and testing, the version 2.2.0 is finally ready.

   Available at http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net, it includes the
   following highlights:


     * Security fixes
     * New languages: Thai, Swedish, Galician, Romanian, Slovak, 
       Japanese, Korean
     * Dynamic multiple language support, with automatic browser 
       language detection
     * Improved documentation
     * Better file import/export possibilities
     * PEAR, CSS2 and XHTML 1.0 compliant (as far as possible)
     * User and Database administration page
     * Gzip and HTTP compression support
     * Removed necessity of magic_quotes_gpc (autodetection)
     * Bookmarks (sql queries) feature
     * Database usage statistics
     * Javascript compatibility improvements
     * Table maintenance features (repair, check, optimize)
     * Maintained PHP3 compatibility
     * Better BLOB support
     * Table usage and row statistics
     * Multiple table types
     * Now backed by a full-time development team! :)

  Detailed list of changes since version 2.1 is available under 


    This software is available under the GNU General Public License V2.0.

    You can get the newest version at http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/
    Available file formats are: .zip, .tar.gz and .tar.bz2. 

    If you install phpMyAdmin on your system, it's recommended to
    subscribe to the news mailing list by adding your address under
    This way, you will be informed of new updates and security fixes.
    It is a read only list, and traffic is not greater than a few 
    mail every year.

Support and Documentation

    The documentation is included in the software package as text and
    HTML file, but can also be downloaded from:


    The software is provided as is without any express or implied
    warranty, but there is a bugs tracker page under:

       http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpmyadmin/   [click on "Bugs"]

    In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists
    related to phpMyAdmin.  A list of mailing lists with archives 
    is available at:

       http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=23067  or
       http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpmyadmin/   [click on "Lists"]

    Finally, an users support forum is also available under:

Known bugs

  There are still a few annoying but hard to fix bugs:

  * some browsers (IE5.0, Mozilla 0.8+) doesn't like to play with
    binary data
  * importing csv data may fail under very perticular circumstances
  * aliases in sql queries aren't yet well handled
  * out of memory error, when trying to create a table with more 
    than 14 fields (check the FAQ)

  To be informed about new releases fixing these problems, please 
  subscribe to the news mailing list under
  or regularly check the sourceforge bugs tracker.


phpMyAdmin is intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the WWW.
    Currently it can:
      - create and drop databases
      - create, copy, drop and alter tables
      - delete, edit and add fields
      - execute any SQL-statement, even batch-queries
      - manage keys on fields
      - load text files into tables
      - create and read dumps of tables
      - export and import CSV data
      - support single- and multi-user configuration
      - communicate in more than 20 different languages

Author & Copyright

    Copyright (C) 1998-2000 Tobias Ratschiller <tobias_at_phpwizard.net>
    Copyright (C) 2001-     Marc Delisle <DelislMa_at_CollegeSherbrooke.qc.ca>
                            Olivier Müller <om_at_omnis.ch>
                            Loïc Chapeaux <lolo_at_phpHeaven.net>
                            Robin Johnson <robbat2_at_users.sourceforge.net>
                            Armel Fauveau <armel.fauveau_at_globalis-ms.com>
                            Geert Lund <glund_at_silversoft.dk>
                            Korakot Chaovavanich <korakot_at_iname.com>
                            Pete Kelly <webmaster_at_trafficg.com>
                            Steve Alberty <alberty_at_neptunlabs.de>
                            Benjamin Gandon <gandon_at_isia.cma.fr>
                            + many other people (check the CREDITS file)

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA

EOF -- Olivier Müller / 2001.08.30

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