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Chapter 3 Connector/Python Versions

The following table summarizes the available Connector/Python versions. For series that have reached General Availability (GA) status, development releases in the series prior to the GA version are no longer supported.


MySQL Connectors and other MySQL client tools and applications now synchronize the first digit of their version number with the (highest) MySQL server version they support. For example, MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.12 would be designed to support all features of MySQL server version 8 (or lower). This change makes it easy and intuitive to decide which client version to use for which server version.

Connector/Python 8.0.4 is the first release to use the new numbering. It is the successor to Connector/Python 2.2.3.

Table 3.1 Connector/Python Version Reference

Connector/Python Version MySQL Server Versions Python Versions Connector Status
8.0 8.0, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5 3.7, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 2.7 General Availability
2.2 (continues as 8.0) 5.7, 5.6, 5.5 3.5, 3.4, 2.7 Developer Milestone, No releases
2.1 5.7, 5.6, 5.5 3.5, 3.4, 2.7, 2.6 General Availability
2.0 5.7, 5.6, 5.5 3.5, 3.4, 2.7, 2.6 GA, final release on 2016-10-26
1.2 5.7, 5.6, 5.5 (5.1, 5.0, 4.1) 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 2.7, 2.6 GA, final release on 2014-08-22


MySQL server and Python versions within parentheses are known to work with Connector/Python, but are not officially supported. Bugs might not get fixed for those versions.


Connector/Python does not support the old MySQL Server authentication methods, which means that MySQL versions prior to 4.1 will not work.

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