MySQL Connector/Python 2.1.1 took a while to release and that was because we had to add some more packages which contains the optional C Extension. Note that this is still Alpha and we want you guys to report any problems and requests.
The Connector/Python C Extension was added because in certain situations, for example reading a huge result set, can take a long time with pure Python. That’s why we choose to interface with Connector/C (libmysqlclient).
Note: Pure Python is still default and it will be kept that way!
Installing Connector/Python 2.1 didn’t change much:
shell> python setup.py install
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