[Phpmyadmin-news] phpMyAdmin is released

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Wed Aug 2 23:06:48 CEST 2006

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     phpMyAdmin - August 2nd, 2006

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


        The phpMyAdmin Project is proud to announce the immediate 
        of phpMyAdmin No new features appear in this version --
        it's a bugfix only release.

        Development of new features is happening in the 2.9 series.

        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.

     New fixes in

     * darkblue_orange theme not readable
     * setup script: protect against PHP code input from user
     * blank page after Edit in IE6 via IIS
     * reload default configuration if config.inc.php is removed

       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>
                                 Sebastian Mendel 
                                 + many other people
                                   (check the CREDITS section of our 

         This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or 
         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/ 2006-08-02

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