[phpMyAdmin News] phpMyAdmin 5.0.0-rc1 (release candidate) is now available

Isaac Bennetch bennetch at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 12:36:38 CET 2019

Welcome to the first release candidate of phpMyAdmin 5.0.0. This release
features a great number of new features and bug fixes.

This is expected to be the final release candidate before 5.0.0 is
finalized. Please visit
https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/milestones to stay updated on
the expected release date and known bugs.

Since 5.0.0-alpha1, there have been several bugfixes, none of which are
particularly notable. For a complete comparison, you could visit

The following are the release notes from 5.0.0-alpha1:

With this release, we are removing support of old PHP versions (5.5,
5.6, 7.0, and HHVM). These versions are outdated and are no longer
supported by the PHP team. Detailed requirement information is available
in the documentation included with the download or at
https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/require.html. As shown at
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/#support our current branch of
4.9.x is planned to remain supported for some time in an LTS capacity.

Some of the changes and new features include:

* Enable columns names by default for CSV exports
* Add Metro theme
* Automatically add the index when creating an auto increment column
* Improvements to exporting views
* Prompt the user for confirmation before running an UPDATE query with
no WHERE clause
* Improvements to how errors are show to the user (including allowing
easier copying of the error text to the clipboard)
* Added keystrokes to clear the line (ctrl+l) and clear the entire
console window (ctrl+u)
* Use charset 'windows-1252' when export format is MS Excel

There are several more changes, please refer to the ChangeLog file
included with the release for full details.

Known shortcomings:

Due to changes in the MySQL authentication method, PHP versions prior to
7.4 are unable to authenticate to a MySQL 8.0 or newer server (our tests
show the problem actually began with MySQL 8.0.11). This relates to a
PHP bug https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=76243. There is a workaround,
that is to set your user account to use the current-style password hash
method, mysql_native_password. This unfortunate lack of coordination has
caused the incompatibility to affect all PHP applications, not just
phpMyAdmin. For more details, you can see our bug tracker item at

Downloads are available now at https://phpmyadmin.net/downloads/

Our work would not be possible without the donations of our generous
sponsor, and this release in particular is brought to you thanks to the
hard work of our Google Summer of Code students and many other contributors.

For the team,

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