It’s been a year since MySQL 8.0 became GA and 8.0.16 has just been released. A good time to look at what happened with MySQL Connector/Python over the last few years.
When we created our connector we knew hat providing it via PyPI was important and we used PyPI as distribution channel. Later PEP 470 was published, which changed how packages are hosted and we introduced the C Extension, which required re-working the packaging. It took us a bit time to get all things right, but for a while we are now back on PyPI and you can get it not only from or downloads page, but also with a simple install using the pip tool:
$ pip install mysql-connector-python Collecting …[Read more]