MySQL Notifier Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Notifier 1.1.8 (2019-08-23)

Changes in MySQL Notifier 1.1.8 (2019-08-23)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • MySQL Notifier now supports the following connection features:

    • Strong password authentication to MySQL 8.0 servers with the default caching_sha2_password authentication plugin enabled.

    • SSH connections that can be created directly in MySQL Notifier or MySQL Workbench.

    • Connections made using SSH tunneling and an existing SSH server. These connections are created transparently without also requiring intermediate software to create the tunnel.

Bugs Fixed

  • A monitored MySQL instance or Windows service opened the MySQL Workbench home tab rather than the Administration tab when the instance or service was selected for management. (Bug #29891284)

  • The operation associated with clicking Add in the Manage Monitored Items window opened a secondary context menu. This fix modifies the operation to perform a single action related directly to the current tab, without showing a secondary menu. (Bug #29868378)

  • The Check for Updates action did not perform the expected operation, but started MySQL Installer instead. The action now checks for updated software as intended. In addition, the related Automatically check for MySQL updates option replaces the previous period between update checks (in weeks) with days. The existing value set for the option is converted from weeks to days automatically with the installation of this release. The Automatic check for MySQL updates option requires MySQL Installer 1.4.31 or higher (see Upgrading MySQL Installer). (Bug #29868329)

  • The general option to Run at Windows Startup, after the check box was selected, did not remain selected between sessions or add startup entries when the entry list was saved. In addition, the Cancel button in the Options dialog box did not discard the changes made since the dialog box was last opened. (Bug #29740645, Bug #95250)

  • MySQL Router was not monitored even if the router was configured to run as a Windows service. (Bug #28277456)

  • Previously, services and instances could not be monitored when the remote connection was created using MySQL Workbench with SSH tunneling. Now, monitoring is enabled for SSH connections made directly from MySQL Notifier or MySQL Workbench. (Bug #26446338, Bug #87079)

  • An exception was generated when attempting to start MySQL Installer from MySQL Notifier and then selecting No in the dialog box to the question about permitting changes. Now, selecting No performs no action as expected. All other startup errors are displayed at runtime and logged. (Bug #26301469, Bug #86738)