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After one month and 30000 downloads of 2.6.0-beta2, we are pleased to present the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.0 version.
This is phpMyAdmin 2.5.7, patch level 1, fixing the vulnerability dated 2004-06-29 released on BUGTRAQ. See Documentation.html, FAQ 8.2.
We would like to put emphasis on the disappointment we feel when a bugreporter does not contact the authors of a software first, before posting any exploits.
The common way to report this, is to give the developers a reasonable amount of time to respond to an exploit before it is made public.
Here is phpMyAdmin 2.6.0-beta2. A few last-minute errors found their way into beta1, so beta2 fixes those, plus a few more.
Welcome to 2.6.0-beta1! This version has reached feature freeze, and is now offered to a larger audience to get feedback.
Since 2.6.0-alpha2, an interface redesign has taken place, and phpMyAdmin now has "skins" or themes, and a theme manager.
Marc Delisle, for the team.
Two members of the development team, Alexander Turek and Michal Cihar, will be present at LinuxTag 2004, Europe's largest Linux and Open Source fair. LinuxTag will take place from June 23rd till 26th in Karlsruhe, Germany. phpMyAdmin will be part of the LAMP area, booth F81. I want to thank Alexander and Michal for their presence there, and wish them to meet many enthusiastic phpMyAdmin users! See http://www.lamparea.org and http://www.linuxtag.org
The main reason of this release is to add support for MySQL 4.1.2 in a stable version. It includes also some bug fixes. phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.
Dear phpMyAdmin users,
Due to an incompatibility change by MySQL, phpMyAdmin is currently not working with MySQL 4.1.2 properly which has
been released recently.
If you are planning to upgrade to MySQL 4.1.2 or already did
so, we strongly recommend to use the current phpMyAdmin CVS snapshot, available on our website or via anonymous CVS.
Daily snapshot packages are available here:
Anonymous CVS access (Please download the HEAD branch of the
Alexander M. Turek
The development team is proud to announce the availability of this second alpha release. After this release, we will incorporate a new look in terms of icons and the interface.
Finally a phpMyAdmin book!
Dear phpMyAdmin users,
It is my pleasure to announce the immediate availability of
"Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management".
I have written this book with all phpMyAdmin users in mind --
newbies and power users, and I think it's great that the community
can now have a tutorial and reference manual to rely upon.
Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management will help you
to unlock the full potential of phpMyAdmin and will show you how to
increase your productivity and control when working with your MySQL.
This book begins with a comprehensive tutorial of phpMyAdmin that
systematically explains and demonstrates the potential of this tool.
It then goes on to show the less well known and generally
under-used features and capabilities of phpMyAdmin in depth.
For more information, please visit:
The phpMyAdmin Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of the first alpha release of phpMyAdmin 2.6.0. Because of significant changes inside the database connection methods and major improvements to the MySQL 4.1 compatibility, the team decided to release this alpha version from phpMyAdmin's current development code. Supporting the new improved MySQL extension of php5 (MySQLi), phpMyAdmin has made a giant step towards the upcoming PHP and MySQL versions.
As the new milestone should to be as stable as possible, any feedback about 2.6.0-alpha1 would be appreciated. Please note, that it is not recommended to run this testing release on production environments.
(From the announcement text by Alexander Turek).