[Phpmyadmin-devel] phpMyAdmin 4.3.0-beta1 is released

Minhaz A V minhazav at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 19:20:53 CET 2014

Aaaha, finally this version is out :)

Kind Regards,
Minhaz | minhaz.cistoner.org

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:59 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:

> Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.3. This release contains many bug fixes and
> several new features including the work done by our Google Summer of
> Code (GSoC) students, and is the first release since the hiring of a
> full-time developer. Read on for more information or skip directly to
> the download at https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpmyadmin/files or
> always read the complete list of changes by referring to the
> changelog.php or ChangeLog files, included with this release.
> First, some information on our featured GSoC projects:
> Smita Kumari worked on two structure tools,
> 1) “a feature that enables a user to maintain a central list of columns
> per database to avoid similar name for the same data element and bring
> consistency of datatype for the same data element.”
> 2) Automated normalization is known as "Improve table structure" within
> phpMyAdmin. It helps to bring the table structure upto Third Normal
> Form. A wizard is presented to user which asks questions about the
> elements during the various steps for normalization and a new structure
> is proposed accordingly to bring the table optionally into the
> First/Second/Third Normal form.
> Edward Cheng implemented a component which provides easy access to a
> console, including bookmarking and a history viewer.
> Chirayu Chiripal and Ashutosh Dhundhara both worked on many feature
> improvements. These improvements may not be glamorous but feature some
> much needed maintenance and minor improvements.
> Behind the scenes, Dhananjay Nakrani has improved the error reporting
> server, an optional reporting feature allowing users to automatically
> submit error reports directly to the phpMyAdmin developers. Now, PHP
> errors can also be reported.
> Additional behind the scenes work was done by Bimal Yashodha to refactor
> the code behind the Designer interface. Most of these improvements are
> transparent to users but help ease the maintenance required on this
> portion of the code.
> Our second piece of exciting news is that this release includes many
> improvements thanks to our new full-time developer, Madhura Jayaratne.
> "I am so excited to be working for phpMyAdmin as a contract developer
> and since I started working, my focus has mainly been on stabilizing the
> code for the upcoming version 4.3 release. This involved fixing a number
> of bugs as well as improving performance, which was due for some time.”
> The biggest improvement Madhura has brought to 4.3 is increased speed
> and performance when operating with many (thousands) databases, such as
> in a shared hosting environment.
> Some of the new features are:
> * Smart sorting for int keys
> * Confirmation message when dropping user(s)
> * Confirm dialog on accidentally leaving a page
> * Allow clicking an approximate row count to get a correct one
> * Support for editing binary fields in hexadecimal
> * MariaDB 10+ multi-master replication support
> * Allow saving query charts as images
> * Use aliases in SQL export for tables and columns
> * Export with table/column name changes
> * Dynamic process list
> * Drag and Drop SQL import
> * Preview SQL instead of executing it
> * Run SQL query: Allow rollback for InnoDB tables
> * Zeroconf PMA tables support
> * Regexp replace
> * Avoid session timeout when user is active
> * MySQL 5.7.5 compatibility
> * Avoid session timeout when user is active
> * Multiple-column foreign key relation
> * Charts for data in <x-axis, series,="" value=""> format
> * Range Search Capability
> * Improvements for the table editor (index creation)
> * PHP OpenSSL support for cookie encryption/decryption
> The phpMyAdmin team
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