The Windows version of MySQL Connector/C Community is now built using the dynamic C runtime libraries (that is, with the
/MDcompiler option), with the following implications for users:
Target hosts running Windows applications that use MySQL Connector/C Community now need the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 installed on them.
Client applications on Windows that use MySQL Connector/C Community should be compiled with the
The linked OpenSSL library for MySQL Connector/C 6.1 Commercial has been updated to version 1.0.2k. For a description of issues fixed in this version, see http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html.
This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL Community build of Connector/C, which uses the yaSSL library instead. (Bug #25615447)