Bug #56238 Changelog differences Changelist.txt and myodbc.chm
Submitted: 25 Aug 2010 4:40 Modified: 25 Aug 2010 12:47
Reporter: Gary Pendergast Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / ODBC Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.7 OS:Any
Assigned to: Tony Bedford CPU Architecture:Any

[25 Aug 2010 4:40] Gary Pendergast
There are discrepancies between the ChangeList.txt in the noinstall packages compared to the changelist in the myodbc.chm from the .msi packages.

In Changelist.txt, not in myodbc.chm:

* Options in the GUI are groupped on named tabs.
* If there are foreign key constraints with same name for tables with same
names in 2 schemas, SQLForeignKeys can return rows for both
schemas in query about one of those tables. (Bug #49660)

In myodbc.chm, not in Changelist.txt

SQLDescribeCol returned incorrect column definitions for SQLTables result. (Bug#37621)
On Windows, the SOCKET parameter to the DSN was used as the named pipe name to connect to. This was not exposed in the Windows setup GUI. (Bug#34477)

They also have significant information/formatting differences. Perhaps it would be worth considering generating them from the same source?

How to repeat:
See files.

Suggested fix:
Correct differences.
[25 Aug 2010 12:47] Stefan Hinz
Future Connector/ODBC release will ship without the CHM file included. The reason for this is that there's no reliable way to check CHM files for consistency except by inspecting each new build manually, which is something we can't do. It's better not to provide the CHM file than providing one that's outdated and/or corrupted. Up-to-date documentation can always be found on http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index-topic.html.