[Phpmyadmin-news] phpMyAdmin 2.11.0-beta1 is released

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Wed Jul 25 13:39:26 CEST 2007

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phpMyAdmin 2.11.0-beta1 - July 25, 2007

A PHP application to administrate MySQL over the Web


The phpMyAdmin Project announces the immediate availability
of the first beta release of phpMyAdmin 2.11.0, which will
probably be the last series supporting PHP 4.

This version supports creating VIEWs from query results
and can manage triggers, procedures and functions. It also supports
MySQL 5.0.37 query profiling and has an improved interface for servers
hosting thousands of databases and tables.

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.


+ [import] support handling of DELIMITER to mimic mysql CLI, thanks to fb1
+ improved PHP 6 compatibility
+ [core] added PMA_fatalError() and made use of it
+ [doc] changed all documentation in config.inc.php to phpDocumentor style
+ [data] support for CREATE VIEW from query results
+ [gui] dropped css/ folder and moved into root of PMA
+ [l10n] new: Sinhala, Macedonian
+ [export] YAML export (see yaml.org), thanks to Bryce Thornton
+ [upload] moved file upload functionality into own class
+ [upload] make use of $cfg['TempDir'] for file uploads
+ [server] improved display of binary logs
+ [data] better error handling in tbl_create.php
+ [routines] from Patch #1649881, thanks to Mike Beck
+ [querywindow] store sql history in session
+ [querywindow] sql history now without db too
+ [querywindow] tweaks in sql history view
+ [export] Native Excel (Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer) improvements,
    thanks to Christian Schmidt
+ [doc] requirement of mcrypt on 64-bit, thanks to Isaac Bennetch
+ RFE #1435922 [gui] navigation frame shows listing of databases
   when none selected
+ [data] support BIT datatype (under mysqli), thanks to Christian Schmidt
+ [display] automatic confirmation for sort by key, thanks to Juergen Wind
+ [data] can now choose the number of insert rows
+ RFE #1704779 [gui] link documentation from login page
+ RFE #1513345 [setup] check control user connection during setup
+ [structure] TRIGGERS: display/edit/drop/SQL export
+ [browse] store browse state in session per query
+ [gui] Insert/Edit: no longer display the Go button each 15 lines
   but just at the end of a row
+ [gui] Query window: use verbose server name if any
+ [auth] patch #1712514 specify host for single signon, thanks to Thierry
+ [gui] Navigator for the db list in the navigation panel
+ [gui] Navigator for the table list in the content panel
+ [display] Support for MySQL 5.0.37 profiling
+ RFE #1743983 [gui] Replace $max_characters by a configurable param:
+ [display] patch #1749705, Allow multibyte characters in number formatting,
   thanks to garas
+ [privileges] Support password hashing on the Edit Privileges interface
+ [gui] Export: Select All/Unselect All over the choices,
   thanks to Florian Schmitz


- bug #1674914 [structure] changing definition of a TIMESTAMP field
- bug #1615530 [upload] added more specific error message
   if field upload fails
- bug #1627210, #1083301, #1482401 [data] warning on duplicate indexes
- bug #1668724 JavaScript focus login Opera
- bug #1666657 [auth] Cookie password delete on timeout / inactivity
- bug #1648802 different mysql library and server version
- bug #1662976 [auth] Authentication fails when controluser/pass
   is set
- bug #1643758 [import] Error #1264 importing NULL values in MySQL 5.0
- bug #1523747 [innodb] make warning about row count more visible
- bug #1676012 [auth] strip non-US-ASCII characters (RFC2616)
- bug #1679440 Added FAQ entry about header errors under IIS caused by
   an end-of-line character
- [gui] avoid displaying a wide selector in server selection
- bug #1614004 [relation] foreign key spanning multiple columns are
   incorrectly displayed
- bug #1681598 [interface] Edit next row
- bug #1688053 [export] Wrong export of binary character fields
- bug #1498281 [parser] Wrong primary key used for displaying results
   with subquery
- bug #1699772 Visual space bug in table name (in browser)
- bug #1699532 Cause of data manipulation issues: implemented changes
   as suggested by crisp_; still have to work on updating an ENUM value
- bug #1747215 Export emits blanks at line ends
- bug #1751172 Do not export data when exporting a single VIEW
- bug #1755339 Warn about rename dataase actually being copy/delete
- bug #1746921 Left frame shrinks on db change, thanks to Juergen Wind
- bug #1727138 HTML not encoded (more than 1000 characters)
- bug #1746186 LeftLogoLink fails if set to some external site

Detailed list of changes is usually available under
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/ChangeLog.txt but at present time,
please refer to the ChangeLog in the distribution kit for
the most up to date information.


This software is available under the GNU General Public License V2.0.

You can get the newest version at http://www.phpmyadmin.net/
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The documentation is included in the software package as text and
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The software is provided as is without any express or implied
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpmyadmin/   [click on "Bugs"]

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(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 hints
* 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 54 different languages

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

Authors & Copyright

Copyright (C) 1998-2000
         Tobias Ratschiller <tobias_at_ratschiller.com>

Copyright (C) 2001-2007
          Marc Delisle <Marc.Delisle_at_cegepsherbrooke.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>
          Sebastian Mendel <cybot_tm_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
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Marc Delisle / 2007-07-25

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