[Phpmyadmin-devel] phpMyAdmin 2.6.4-rc1 is released

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Sun Aug 28 06:20:14 CEST 2005

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    phpMyAdmin 2.6.4-rc1 - August 28th, 2005

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


       The phpMyAdmin Project is proud to announce the immediate
       availability of the first release candidate for phpMyAdmin 2.6.4.

       phpMyAdmin is a web administration tool for MySQL databases, intended to
       handle a whole database server as well as a single database. Over the years,
       it has become the most popular Web GUI for MySQL and is downloaded 
between 6,000
       and 14,000 times a day, according to SourceForge.net.



     * Foreign-key dropdowns can be more customized
     * Export: configurable filename templates
     * Display column comments while editing data
     * Transformations: new hexadecimal mode
     * HTTP auth: support FastCGI
     * Themes: can now have different theme per server
     * OLD_PASSWORD in the list of functions
     * Better messages when checking numerical input
     * Allow adding DROP TABLE when copying databases
     * Better support of information_schema
     * Various interface CSS improvements
     * Tree subgroups in left panel database selector
     * Documentation: links and anchors to every FAQ item
     * Table comments move to page header
     * Export: configurable default charset
     * Removed warning about PmaAbsoluteUri not set


     * Database search in MySQL 5.0.x on fields without a charset
     * Invalid "normal" cursor style
     * Browsing state when deleting multiple rows
     * Support bigger queries in print view, insert row, export results
     * Unsaved changes to relations were lost when changing display field
     * Exporting under IE 6 (Windows XP SP2)
     * Better catching of parse errors in config file
     * XSS on the cookie-based login panel
     * Show all while browsing foreign values
     * Escaping of special characters in ENUM or SET
     * XSS on table creation page
     * Using mysqli extension with MySQL 4.0.x
     * "empty result set" message was sometimes not returned
     * Incorrect message "You should define a primary key"
     * Abide cfg['Lang'] settings even if using MySQL > 4.1.x

      Detailed list of changes is available under

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

        You can get the newest version at http://www.phpmyadmin.net/
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    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"]

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        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

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      The project accepts donations to help improve the product. There is
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      phpMyAdmin handles the administration of MySQL over the Web. It
      can manage a whole MySQL server as well as a single database.

        Currently it can:
          - create, copy, rename and drop databases
          - create, copy, drop, rename and alter tables
          - do table maintenance
          - 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 data to CSV, XML and Latex formats
          - administer multiple servers
          - manage MySQL users and privileges
          - check referential integrity
          - using Query-by-example (QBE), create complex queries automatically
            connecting required tables
          - create PDF graphics of your Database layout
          - search globally in a database or a subset of it
          - communicate in 50 different languages

    Authors & Copyright

        Copyright (C) 1998-2000 Tobias Ratschiller <tobias_at_ratschiller..com>
        Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Marc Delisle <DelislMa_at_CollegeSherbrooke.qc.ca>
                                Olivier Müller <om_at_omnis.ch>
                                Robin Johnson <robbat2_at_users.sourceforge.net>
                                Alexander M. Turek <me_at_derrabus.de>
                                Michal Cihar <michal_at_cihar.com>
                                Garvin Hicking <me_at_supergarv.de>
                                Marcel Tschopp <ne0x_at_users.sourceforge..net>
                                + many other people
                                  (check the CREDITS section of our documentation)

        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

  Marc Delisle/ 2005-08-28

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