MySQL 8.1.0 is out ! Thank you for the contributions !!

The latest release of MySQL (July 18th, 2023) marks a new era for the most popular Open Source database, with the very first Innovation Release (8.1.0). More will follow before MySQL’s very first LTS Release sees the light of day.

This new Innovation Release already contains contributions from our great Community. MySQL 8.1.0 contains patches from Meta, Allen Long, Daniël van Eeden, Brent Gardner, Yura Sorokin (Percona) and Kento Takeuchi.

Let’s have a look at all these contributions:

MySQL Connector Python

  • #93643 – Contribution: fix recv compress bug – Allen Long
  • #110469 – Check for identifier quotes (backticks) in database name and add if necessary – Brent Gardner


  • #109972 – Contribution: client/mysql: enable comments by default – Daniël van Eeden
  • #110950 – Contribution: mysql client: more details about compression setting – Daniël van Eeden


  • #110658 – mysql_binlog_xxx() symbols are not exported in – Yura Sorokin
  • #110879 – Compression doesn’t work with C extension API – Daniël van Eeden

MySQL Server

  • #110939 – Contribution: Protocol docs: zstd level is missing an if statement – Daniël van Eeden
  • #111190 – Build fails with LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 – Kento Takeuchi
  • and several contributions from Meta (Facebook)

We can notice Daniël is again very active , that’s a great news !

If you have patches and you also want to be part of the MySQL Contributors, it’s easy, you can send Pull Requests from MySQL’s GitHub repositories or send your patches on Bugs MySQL (signing the Oracle Contributor Agreement is required).

Thanks again to all our contributors !

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