I’m pleased to announce version 1.6.0 of libbson and libmongoc, the libraries constituting the MongoDB C Driver.


New features and bug fixes:

  • Use jsonsl instead of libyajl as our JSON parsing library, parse JSON more strictly, fix minor parsing bugs.
  • Extended JSON documents like {"$code": "...", "$scope": {}} are now parsed into BSON “code” elements.
  • ISO8601 dates now allow years from 0000 to 9999 inclusive. Before, years before 1970 were prohibited.
  • BSON floats and ints are now distinguished in JSON output.
  • The library is now built and continuously tested with MinGW-W64 on Windows.
  • The documentation is ported from Mallard XML to ReStructured Text, the HTML documentation is restyled, and numerous man page syntax errors fixed.
  • All public functions now have the __cdecl calling convention on Windows.


It is my please to announce mongo-c-driver 1.6.0.

New features and bug fixes:


Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

  • A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
  • Hannes Magnusson
  • Aleksander Melnikov
  • Jeroen Ooms
  • Brian McCarthy
  • Jonathan Wang
  • Peter Beckman
  • Remi Collet
  • Rockford Wei
  • Alexey Ponomarev
  • Christopher Wang
  • David Golden
  • Jeremy Mikola

  — A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

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