News and announcements
MySQL Connector/Pyhton 0.3.0 adds following features:
Python v2.4 support is back.
Support for compressed protocol.
Support for SSL connections (when Python’s ssl module is available).
Support for packets which are bigger than 16MB.
Max allowed packetsize defaults to 1GB.
Some performance improvements.
Next development release v0.2.0 of MySQL Connector/Python is available for download and testing. We still don’t recommend to use it in production: it is not beta or GA yet, but we are getting there.
Bug reports and feature requests are welcome through the Launchpad bug tracking tool.
o .executemany() now optimizes INSERT statements using the MySQL multiple row syntax.
o Setting sql_mode and time_zone when connecting as well as collation.
o Raw Cursors can be used when you want to do the conversion yourself.
o Unittests now bootstrap own MySQL server instance.
o Tidying the source tree.
Development on MySQL Connector/Python has been a bit inactive past months. There are a few reasons for that. Geert got married with Marta and they are expecting a baby in September. That takes lots of organisation and travel.
Another reason is that Geert now joined Oracle on 1 July, coming from MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems. It's again a big learning curve, and new policies to take care of.
Now, we need to get MySQL Connector/Python 0.2 out, and we really hope to do that soon. It's afterwork hours though..