[Phpmyadmin-devel] phpMyAdmin 2.8.0-rc2 is released

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Thu Mar 2 10:29:06 CET 2006

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    phpMyAdmin 2.8.0-rc2 - March 2, 2006

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


       The phpMyAdmin Project is proud to announce the immediate 
       of the second release candidate for phpMyAdmin 2.8.0.

       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.

       The jump from 2.7.0 to 2.8.0 is partly because from now on, 
versions with the same
       X.Y number will have the same feature set, while the third number 
will be for bug
       fixes. Also, 2.8.0 has a new web-based setup script.



     * PHP 5.1.2 compatibility
     * Possibility to hide databases
     * Configurable memory limit for import/export
     * Better support for CGI
     * Web-based setup
     * ... and more than 55 bugs fixed

      Detailed list of changes is available under

        This software is available under the GNU General Public License 

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

      Please subscribe to the news mailing list under
      or regularly check the sourceforge bugs tracker.

      The project accepts donations to help improve the product. There is
      a "Donations" link on http://www.phpmyadmin.net.


      (from http://www.phpmyadmin.net/documentation)
      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:

     * easily browse through databases and tables
     * create, copy, rename, alter and drop databases
     * create, copy, rename, alter and drop tables
     * do table maintenance
     * add, edit and drop fields
     * execute any SQL-statement, even multiple queries
     * create, alter and drop indexes
     * load text files into tables
     * create (*) and read dumps of tables or databases
     * export (*) data to SQL, CSV, XML, Word, Excel, PDF and Latex formats
     * administer multiple servers
     * manage MySQL users and privileges
     * check server settings and runtime information with configuration 
     * check referential integrity in MyISAM tables
     * 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
     * transform stored data into any format using a set of predefined 
functions, like displaying BLOB-data as image or download-link
     * support InnoDB tables and foreign keys (see FAQ 3.6)
     * support mysqli, the improved MySQL extension (see FAQ 1.17)
     * communicate in 50 different languages

        (*)  phpMyAdmin can compress (Zip, GZip -RFC 1952- or Bzip2 
             dumps and CSV exports if you use PHP4 >= 4.0.4 with Zlib 
             (--with-zlib) and/or Bzip2 support (--with-bz2).

    Authors & Copyright

        Copyright (C) 1998-2000 Tobias Ratschiller 
        Copyright (C) 2001-2006 Marc Delisle 
                                Olivier Müller <om_at_omnis.ch>
                                Robin Johnson 
                                Alexander M. Turek <me_at_derrabus.de>
                                Michal Cihar <michal_at_cihar.com>
                                Garvin Hicking <me_at_supergarv.de>
                                Marcel Tschopp 
                                Sebastian Mendel 
                                + many other people
                                  (check the CREDITS section of our 

        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/ 2006-03-02

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