MongoDB Go Driver 1.7.6 Released

The MongoDB Go Driver Team is pleased to release version 1.7.6 of the MongoDB Go Driver.

This release fixes a bug that can corrupt unmarshaled BSON values in specific circumstances. For more information please see the 1.7.6 release notes.

You can obtain the driver source from GitHub under the v1.7.6 tag.

Documentation for the Go driver can be found on pkg.go.dev and the MongoDB documentation site. BSON library documentation is also available on pkg.go.dev. Questions and inquiries can be asked on the MongoDB Developer Community. Bugs can be reported in the Go Driver project in the MongoDB JIRA where a list of current issues can be found. Your feedback on the Go driver is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
The Go Driver Team

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Can you brief us on why someone would want an older branch of the driver?
Does the current driver not support some backlevel MongoDB server versions?
I’m doing a presentation on Go and MongoDB later this month and would appreciate any insights or links to details, thank you.

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@Jack_Woehr we sometimes backport bug fixes or security patches to previous driver versions if the possible impact of the bug or vulnerability is large enough. The main purpose is to allow users who are unable to update to a newer Go driver minor version in a timely manner to get those important bug fixes or security patches.

As far as MongoDB server version support, all v1.x Go drivers currently support a minimum server version of 2.6, with more recent Go drivers supporting newer server versions. You can see the full compatibility matrix for the Go driver here.

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