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phpMyAdmin 4.3.0-alpha1 is released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.3. This release contains many bug fixes and several
new features including the work done by our Google Summer of Code (GSoC)
students, and is the first release since the hiring of a full-time
developer. Read on for more information or skip directly to the
download at or always read
the complete list of changes by referring to the changelog.php or ChangeLog
files, included with this release.

First, some information on our featured GSoC projects:

Smita Kumari worked on two structure tools,
1) “a feature that enables a user to maintain a central list of columns per data
base to avoid similar name for the same data element and bring consistency of data
type for the same data element.”

2) Automated normalization is known as "Improve table structure" within phpMyAdm
in. It helps to bring the table structure upto Third Normal Form. A wizard is
presented to user which asks questions about the elements during the various
steps for normalization and a new structure is proposed accordingly to bring the
table optionally into the First/Second/Third Normal form.

Edward Cheng implemented a component which provides easy access to a console,
including bookmarking and a history viewer.

Chirayu Chiripal and Ashutosh Dhundhara both worked on many feature improvements.
These improvements may not be glamorous but feature some much needed maintenance
and minor improvements.

Behind the scenes, Dhananjay Nakrani has improved the error reporting server,
an optional reporting feature allowing users to automatically submit error
reports directly to the phpMyAdmin developers. Now, PHP errors can also be reported.

Additional behind the scenes work was done by Bimal Yashodha to refactor the code
behind the Designer interface. Most of these improvements are transparent to users
but help ease the maintenance required on this portion of the code.

Our second piece of exciting news is that this release includes many improvements
thanks to our new full-time developer, Madhura Jayaratne.

"I am so excited to be working for phpMyAdmin as a contract developer and since
I started working, my focus has mainly been on stabilizing the code for the upcoming
version 4.3 release. This involved fixing a number of bugs as well as improving
performance, which was due for some time.”

The biggest improvement Madhura has brought to 4.3 is increased speed and performance
when operating with many (thousands) databases, such as in a shared hosting environment.

Some of the new features are:
Smart sorting for int keys
Confirmation message when dropping user(s)
Confirm dialog on accidentally leaving a page
Allow clicking an approximate row count to get a correct one
Support for editing binary fields in hexadecimal
MariaDB 10+ multi-master replication support
Allow saving query charts as images
Use aliases in SQL export for tables and columns
Export with table/column name changes
Dynamic process list
Drag and Drop SQL import
Preview SQL instead of executing it
Run SQL query: Allow rollback for InnoDB tables
Zeroconf PMA tables support
Regexp replace
Avoid session timeout when user is active
MySQL 5.7.5 compatibility
Avoid session timeout when user is active
Multiple-column foreign key relation
Charts for data in <x-axis, series,="" value=""> format
Range Search Capability
Improvements for the table editor (index creation)

The phpMyAdmin team

phpMyAdmin 4.2.11 is released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.2.11, a bugfix version.

phpMyAdmin, and are released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin, and, which contain security fixes.

phpMyAdmin 4.2.10 is released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.2.10, a bugfix version.

phpMyAdmin Developer: Madhura Jayaratne


The phpMyAdmin project is pleased to announce that the Software Freedom
Conservancy has retained the services of a contractor, Madhura
Jayaratne, to work for phpMyAdmin on the following aspects:

  • Bug fixing and testing
  • Code base improvement
  • Implementing new features
  • Assuming security coordination

Congratulations to Madhura, who is a phpMyAdmin team member, and thanks
to all the donors who make this possible.

phpMyAdmin, and are released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin, and, which contain security fixes.

phpMyAdmin 4.2.9 is released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.2.9, a bugfix version.

phpMyAdmin, and are released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin, and, which contain security fixes.

phpMyAdmin Developer (one year contract position)



phpMyAdmin Developer (one year contract position)


The phpMyAdmin Project is looking for a developer to assist in bug
fixing and other development.

Work plan:

  • Bug fixing (50%)
  • Code base improvement like refactoring and writing unit tests (25%)
  • Implementation of new features (15%)
  • Security coordination (10%)

Work conditions:

  • The Developer shall publish a monthly blog post about his/her work
    to the phpMyAdmin community.
  • All work produced by the Developer is to be licensed to the public
    under GPLv2.
  • This is an independent contractor position: the Developer will be
    responsible for his/her own equipment and expenses.
  • The phpMyAdmin project has a budget of 1500 USD/month for this position.
  • The suggested start date for the position is 2014-10-01.

The Candidate:

The candidate will be able to demonstrate a very good knowledge of
phpMyAdmin's code base. In addition, we expect excellent skills in all
of the technologies used by phpMyAdmin (PHP, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery,
CSS, MySQL) and excellent communication skills.


Candidates should submit their proposal (including their CV,
availability, and financial terms) to:
The deadline for this initial round of proposals is 2014-09-19.

phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 is released


Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.2.8, a bugfix version.