Released on 18 Oct 2000
MySQL 3.23.26 Changelog

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  • Fixed <> to work properly with NULL.

  • Fixed a problem with SUBSTRING_INDEX() and REPLACE(). (Patch by Alexander Igonitchev)

  • Fix CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE IF NOT EXISTS not to produce an error if the table exists.

  • If you don't create a PRIMARY KEY in a BDB table, a hidden PRIMARY KEY is created.

  • Added read-only-key optimization to BDB tables.

  • LEFT JOIN in some cases preferred a full table scan when there was no WHERE clause.

  • When using --log-slow-queries, don't count the time waiting for a lock.

  • Fixed bug in lock code on Windows which could cause the key cache to report that the key file was crashed even if it was okay.

  • Automatic repair of MyISAM tables if you start mysqld with --myisam-recover.

  • Removed the TYPE= keyword from CHECK TABLE and REPAIR TABLE. Permit CHECK TABLE options to be combined. (You can still use TYPE=, but this usage is deprecated.)

  • Fixed mutex bug in the binary replication log --- long update queries could be read only in part by the slave if it did it at the wrong time, which was not fatal, but resulted in a performance-degrading reconnect and a scary message in the error log.

  • Changed the format of the binary log --- added magic number, server version, binary log version. Added the server ID and query error code for each query event.

  • Replication thread from the slave now kills all the stale threads from the same server.

  • Long replication user names were not being handled properly.

  • Added --replicate-rewrite-db option to mysqld.

  • Added --skip-slave-start option to mysqld.

  • Updates that generated an error code (such as INSERT INTO foo(some_key) values (1),(1)) erroneously terminated the slave thread.

  • Added optimization of queries where DISTINCT is used only on columns from some of the tables.

  • Permit floating-point numbers where there is no sign after the exponent (like 1e1).

  • SHOW GRANTS didn't always show all column grants.

  • Added --defaults-extra-file=file_name option to all MySQL clients.

  • Columns referenced in INSERT statements now are initialized properly.

  • UPDATE didn't always work when used with a range on a timestamp that was part of the key that was used to find rows.

  • Fixed a bug in FULLTEXT index when inserting a NULL column.

  • Changed to use mkstemp() instead of tempnam(). Based on a patch from John Jones.