[Phpmyadmin-news] phpMyAdmin 2.6.3-rc1 is released

Marc Delisle DelislMa at CollegeSherbrooke.qc.ca
Sun Jun 12 15:15:10 CEST 2005

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    phpMyAdmin 2.6.3-rc1 - June 12th, 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 2.6.3.

       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 GUI for MySQL and is downloaded between 6,000
       and 14,000 times a day, according to SourceForge.net.



     * Privileges: Always display the "Add a new user" link
     * New script to upgrade a phpMyAdmin installation
     * Database view: add a Privileges tab
     * Privileges: add a back link to the db on which we are checking privileges
     * "Hand" pointer on mouseover and mousedown
     * Password generator when creating/editing user account
     * Optional database creation before database copy
     * New languages: mongolian, tatarish


     * Respect the db order given in only_db
     * Escaping of apostrophe in generated PHP code
     * Better handling of reserved words in queries
     * Detection of NULL fields under MySQL 5.0.x
     * Ordering by count(*)
     * Bookmark copying during table/db copy
     * Avoid double compression of exports when zlib.output_compression is On
     * Setting collation for a field
     * Js error when two queries submitted at once
     * Adding fields: table collation forgotten
     * Print view: missing header for multi tables
     * Comment at the end of query was applied as well to appended LIMIT
     * Searching on a VARBINARY field
     * Themes: spelling error on a font name
     * NULL detection on TIMESTAMPs
     * Diacritics wrongly converted
     * Changing table type under MySQL 5.0.4
     * Left panel update after manual table rename
     * Queryframe update after database copy
     * Left panel number of rows not updated after emptying table
     * Invalid SQL when creating a table with zero fields
     * Missing backquotes on the Browse feature in case of duplicate entry
     * Exporting the results of a query containing "limit" clause
     * Copying a database did not preserve its default charset and collation

      Detailed list of changes since version 2.2.0 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/
        Available file formats are: .zip, .tar.gz and .tar.bz2.

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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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           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

      - phpMyAdmin SQL parser chokes on fieldnames with certain non-ASCII characters
        (bugs #593598, #936161).

      To be informed about new releases fixing these problems, please
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      or regularly check the sourceforge bugs tracker.

      The project accepts donations to help improve the product. There is
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      phpMyAdmin is intended to handle 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/ 2005-06-12

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