[Monetdb-developers] Announcement: New Dec2011-SP1 Bugfix release of MonetDB suite

Fabian Groffen fabian at monetdb.org
Wed Feb 29 11:00:39 CET 2012

The MonetDB team at CWI/MonetDB BV is pleased to announce the
Dec2011-SP1 bugfix release of the MonetDB suite of programs.

More information about MonetDB can be found on our website at

For details on this release, please see the release notes at

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

   Dec 2011-SP1 bugfix 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
   Java Module         * 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'
   MonetDB5 Server     * Fixed potential crash by dealing better with
                         non-standard types.
   Merovingian         * 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
   Bug Fixes           * 2862: foreign key self references cause violation
                         upon alter table add constraint...
                       * 2933: "TypeException: algebra.join undefined" when
                         evaluating EXISTS (SELECT ...) predicate
                       * 2946: Invalid BAT if left join condition has only
                         columns from right table
                       * 2964: LEFT OUTER JOIN with constants returns errors
                       * 2969: Result precision issue with Decimal data type
                       * 2973: Date coercion functionality tests
                       * 2979: misc merovingian control problems
                       * 2982: monetdbd status and mserver properties have
                         random values
                       * 2983: monetdbd attempts to stop non-existing
                         database 'control'
                       * 2984: monetdb create/release/start/stop returns
                         error "OK" for remote connections
                       * 2995: Test geom/sql/Tests/example.sql crashes since
                         changeset 6399077ff8a4
                       * 2997: monetdb-python packages installed in wrong dir
                         on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (lucid)
                       * 3004: Incorrect evaluation of conditions in WHERE
                         part of SQL statement
                       * 3009: Segmentation fault on simple query
                       * 3013: calc.and is not yet defined for dbl
                       * 3014: dayofweek comment is wrong in mtime.mx:700
                       * 3017: rel_bin.c:611: exp_bin: Assertion `0' failed.
                         with between on multicolumns
                       * 3020: Assertion error in debugging mode
                       * 3034: INNER JOIN with Subquery produces mal errors
                       * 3041: WHERE condition ignored after 2 LEFT JOINs
                         with subqueries

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