[phpMyAdmin News] phpMyAdmin 5.1.0 is released

Isaac Bennetch bennetch at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 07:26:38 CET 2021

We at the phpMyAdmin project are pleased to publish phpMyAdmin 5.1.0.

There are many new features and bug fixes; a few highlights include:

* Improve virtuality dropdown for MariaDB > 10.1
* Added an option to perform ALTER ONLINE (ALGORITHM=INPLACE) when
editing a table structure
* Added ip2long transformation
* Improvements to linking to MySQL and MariaDB documentation
* Add "Preview SQL" option on Index dialog box when creating a new table
* Add a new vendor constant "CACHE_DIR" that defaults to
"libraries/cache/" and store routing cache into this folder
* Add $cfg['CaptchaSiteVerifyURL'] for Google ReCaptcha siteVerifyUrl
* Add the password_hash PHP function as an option when inserting data
* Improvements to editing and displaying columns of the JSON data type.
* Added support for "SameSite=Strict" on cookies using configuration
* Fixed AWS RDS IAM authentication doesn't work because pma_password is
* Add config parameters to support third-party ReCaptcha v2 compatible
APIs like hCaptcha
* Add $cfg['MysqlSslWarningSafeHosts'] to set the red text black when
ssl is not used on a private network
* Export blobs as hex on JSON export
* Fix leading space not shown in a CHAR column when browsing a table
* Added a rename Button to use RENAME INDEX syntax of MySQL 5.7 (and
MariaDB >= 10.5.2)
* Fixed missing option to enter TABLE specific permissions when the
database name contains an "_" (underscore)
* Fixed a PHP notice "Trying to access array offset on value of type
null" on Designer PDF export
* Fix for several PHP 8 warnings or errors, giving this release full
compatibility with PHP 8

There are, of course, many more fixes you can see in the ChangeLog file
included with this release or online at

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

Isaac and the phpMyAdmin team

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