A new ENABLE_LOCAL_INFILE connection option was added to the connection string, DSN, and GUI. Disabled by default, set ENABLE_LOCAL_INFILE=1 to enable LOAD DATA operations. This toggles the MYSQL_OPT_LOCAL_INFILE mysql_options() option.
The connection string overrides the DSN value if both are set.
Dynamic linking (-DCLIENT_STATIC_LINKING:BOOL=false) was not functioning, and updating to the most recent MySQL Server 5.7 headers restored this functionality. (Bug #28609434, Bug #92319, Bug #91841)
Calling SQLBulkOperations with no_ssps set to 0 and cursortype set to SQL_CURSOR_DYNAMIC would cause an unexpected halt when using the generic Linux binaries. (Bug #28289320)