Here at MySQL we are constantly improving both our servers and our client software by making things simple to use and understand. An area where we want to simplify things is around the version number we use for various MySQL client, connector, and other applications like Workbench, MySQL Enterprise Backup, etc.
- We want to make sure our users easily know which version of a connector or client works with which server version(s).
- We want to deliver support for new server features during the server DMR phase without disrupting the GA versions of the connectors.
Which Connector Version To Use?
MySQL connectors (our client libraries — Connector/C, Connector/J, Connector/Net, etc) and other clients (tools and applications — MySQL Shell, MySQL Enterprise Backup, etc) will generally release more often than the server. Relative to upgrading a set of servers in an …[Read more]