[Monetdb-announce] Announcement: New Apr2012 Feature release of MonetDB suite

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Fri Apr 27 14:57:29 CEST 2012


The MonetDB team at CWI/MonetDB BV is pleased to announce the
Apr2012 feature release of the MonetDB suite of programs.

More information about MonetDB can be found on our website at
http://www.monetdb.org/.

For details on this release, please see the release notes at
<http://www.monetdb.org/Downloads/ReleaseNotes>.

As usual, the download location is <http://dev.monetdb.org/downloads/>.


   Apr 2012 feature release
   Build Environment   * Fixed some of the package names for Debian/Ubuntu.
                         Packages for libraries should contain the major
                         number of the library version number. This was not
                         always the case.
                       * On Debian and Ubuntu, install Python modules in
                         dist-packages instead of site-packages. This fixed
                         bug 2997.
   SQL                 * Fixed a crash that happened at the end of a database
                         upgrade to the Dec2011 database scheme. The crash
                         happened during cleanup after the database was
                         upgraded, so it was merely inconvenient.
                       * Stripped off implementation-specific parts from
                         error messages before they get presented to the
                         user.
   Java Module         * Password reading by JdbcClient no longer results in
                         strange artifacts
                       * JdbcClient now returns exit code 1 in case of
                         failures
                       * Implemented missing Number types support in
                         PreparedStatement.setObject()
                       * Fixed bug in DatabaseMetaData.getSchemas() method
                         that caused an SQL error when called with catalog
                         and schema argument.
                       * Resolved a bug where JDBC and Control connections
                         could terminate abruptly with 'Connection closed'
                         messages
   Client Package      * ODBC: Implemented the SQL_ATTR_CONNECTION_TIMEOUT
                         attribute.
                       * mclient now has a -a (--autocommit) option to turn
                         off autocommit mode.
   MonetDB5 Server     * The type "chr" has been removed. chr has long been
                         superseded by bte for 1 byte arithmetic plus it is
                         pretty useless to hold single characters since we
                         use Unicode and thus only a tiny subset of the
                         supported character set would fit.
                       * Fixed potential crash by dealing better with
                         non-standard types.
                       * A couple of memory leaks have been plugged.
   Merovingian         * The logfile and pidfile monetdbd properties are now
                         displayed with dbfarm path when relative
                       * Fixed a bug in the multiplex-funnel where certain
                         clients would abort on responses for update queries.
                       * Fixed problem where version and mserver properties
                         for monetdbd were not always successfully retrieved.
                         Bug #2982.
                       * Fixed problem where shutdown of monetdbd would lead
                         to shutting down database 'control' which does not
                         exist. Bug #2983.
                       * Fixed issue causing (harmless) 'error reading from
                         control channel' messages. Bug #2984.
                       * Resolved problem where remote start/stop/etc.
                         commands with monetdb would report error 'OK'. Bug
                         #2984.
   MonetDB Common      * The type "chr" has been removed. chr has long been
                         superseded by bte for 1 byte arithmetic plus it is
                         pretty useless to hold single characters since we
                         use Unicode and thus only a tiny subset of the
                         supported character set would fit.
   Bug Fixes




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