[Phpmyadmin-news] phpMyAdmin 2.7.0 is released

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Sun Dec 4 20:12:00 CET 2005

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    phpMyAdmin 2.7.0 - December 4th, 2005

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


       The phpMyAdmin Project is proud to announce the immediate 
       of phpMyAdmin 2.7.0.

       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.



     * Configuration files coming from before phpMyAdmin 2.3.0 (released 
on 2002-08-11)
       are no longer supported.
     * You can still use your config.inc.php file, but this file can be 
       containing only the parameters you want to change from their 
corresponding default
       value in config.default.php.


     * New plugin-based import module
     * Some pages now use fieldsets for better look
     * Better support for information_schema
     * Upgrade script new options
     * Better displaying of privileges when there are differences 
between the various
       user definition tables
     * Structure: count unique value for each field
     * Can now limit the list of shown languages
     * User-specific upload and save server directories
     * Remove Drop tab for mysql database
     * New transformation: SQL pretty printing
     * Ability to limit maximum size of extended insert
     * Support for searching in the foreign key window
     * Can now replace an existing bookmark
     * New shortcuts for IP rules
     * Detect lack of privileges for "Create new table"


     * Wrong display of localized MySQL error messages
     * Need to select the primary key for MIME-based print view
     * Handling of ENTER key when adding fields
     * InnoDB: truncating icon and exact row count
     * After dropping a db, links were missing
     * Strict mode and auto-increment fields insertion
     * Collation change for ENUM and SET
     * Display problems on special characters in column name
     * Links for MySQL documentation
     * Escaping of "_"
     * Could not edit privileges when different host in db and user
     * Changing auto-increment value for InnoDB
     * Correct sort order for foreign-key dropdowns
     * Group database by rightmost separator
     * Performance problem when inserting huge BLOBs
     * Calendar popup and time beginning by 0
     * ... and many more...

      Detailed list of changes is available under

        This software is available under the GNU General Public License 

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        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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        is available at:

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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 
            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 
        Copyright (C) 2001-2005 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
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        You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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        Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 
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  Marc Delisle/ 2005-12-04

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