The renaming of the
utf8character set to
utf8mb3in MySQL 8.0.30—together with new
utf8mb4collations—generated errors related to collation names. To support the character-set name change and the new collations, several API changes now are implemented.
For applications using X DevAPI or X DevAPI for C (breaking changes):
CharacterSet::utf8enumeration constant was renamed to
CharacterSet::utf8mb3, but the constant value (21) did not change. Compiling an existing application against the new connector produces errors if code refers to the
Code that uses
CharacterSet::utf8mb3without also using the new
utf8mb4collations can be expected to work with the old connector library, but only after it has been compiled using the new connector header files.
The name returned by the
characterSetName()function for the value of
CharacterSet::utf8/utfmb3constant (21) changed from "utf8" to "utf8mb3".
Collation names returned by the
Collation<21>have changed. For example,
Collation<21>::general_ci.getName()now returns “utf8mb3_general_ci” instead of “utf8_general_ci”.
Although not a breaking change, all of the new
CollationInfomembers, such as
utf8mb4_bg_0900_ai_ci, have been added (for example,
For applications using the legacy JDBC API (breaking changes):
The character-set name returned by the
MySQL_ResultSetMetaData::getColumnCharset()methods for the character set
utf8/utf8mb3has changed from "utf8" to "utf8mb3".
Collation names returned by the
utf8/utf8mb3have changed. For example, the previous collation "utf8_general_ci" is now replaced with "utf8mb3_general_ci".
Existing applications that contain logic for checking the
utf8character-set name, or one of its collations, can expect errors when used with the new connector. If an application must be compiled with a pre-8.0.30 connector, then all of the character-set and collation comparisons should be guarded with the
MYSQL_CONCPP_VERSION_NUMBERmacro. For usage examples, see Connector/C++ Version Macros.
Each related ABI remains backward compatible, which means that an application built against old connector sources can link correctly to the new connector library. However, the new library now reports different character-set and collation names for
utf8and this difference might break the code's logic. (Bug #34149700)
Generic Linux packages now are built using the GNU C Library version 2.27 and the new C++ ABI (
_GLIBCXX_USE_CXX11_ABI=1). For additional information about this change, see Generic Linux Notes. (Bug #33983351)
Connector/C++ now provides the
MYSQL_CONCPP_VERSION_NUMBERmacro in public header files to indicate the current version of the connector. The format of
XYYZZZZ, in which:
Xis the major version number (8)
YYis the minor version number (00)
ZZZZis the micro version number (0030)
With this macro, code that depends on one or more features that were introduced in a specific version (such as 8.0.32) can perform a conditional test in the compilation of portion of a source file. For example:
#if MYSQL_CONCPP_VERSION_NUMBER > 8000032 // use some 8.0.32+ feature #endif
This type of conditional-compilation directive also works when the
MYSQL_CONCPP_VERSION_NUMBERmacro is not defined (with pre-8.0.30 header files), in which case, it is treated as 0. However, using the macro to check against versions earlier than 8.0.30 is unreliable and should be avoided.
For additional usage examples, see Connector/C++ Version Macros. (WL #15081)
It is now possible to compile Connector/C++ using OpenSSL 3.0. (WL #14819)
The Protobuf sources bundled with Connector/C++ were updated to Protobuf 3.19.4. To reduce compilation time, this update includes only the parts needed for Connector/C++. (WL #15084)
A valid query emitted an error when one or more fields were of spatial data type
GEOMETRYand it was executed using a prepared statement. (Bug #19192707)