Release Notes: This release fixed issues where character sets were handled incorrectly, mysql_stmt_store_result did not fill in the max_length field when asked to, and compilation errors on the x86_64 platform. The default for persistent connections is now off. A configure option for specifying the MySQL headers directory was added along with configuration parameters for the "controller_timeout" and the "ping_delay".
Release Notes: The "set autocommit=[0|1]", "commit", and "rollback" queries are now properly handled. The protocol was set to 4.1 for Perl to use the prepared statements. A memory corruption when fetching floats as strings was fixed.