This release is the first of the new 5.1 series and is suitable for use with any MySQL server version since MySQL 4.1, including MySQL 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0. (It will not work with 4.0 or earlier releases.)
Keep in mind that this is a alpha release, and as with any other pre-production release, caution should be taken when installing on production level systems or systems with critical data. Not all of the features planned for the final Connector/ODBC 5.1 release are implemented.
Functionality is based on Connector/ODBC 3.51.20.
The HP-UX 11.23 IA64 binary package does not include the GUI bits because of problems building Qt on that platform.
There are no installer packages for Microsoft Windows x64 Edition.
There is no binary package for Mac OS X on 64-bit PowerPC because Apple does not currently provide a 64-bit PowerPC version of iODBC.
Due to differences with the installation process used on Windows and potential registry corruption, it is recommended that uninstall any existing versions of MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.x before upgrading.
References: See also Bug #34571.
Functionality Added or Changed
Added support for
Added support for Unicode functions
Added descriptor support (