!!! LICENSE CHANGE !!! The
driver is now GPL. If you need non-GPL licenses, please
JDBC-3.0 functionality including
Performance enchancements: Driver is now 50–100% faster in most situations, and creates fewer temporary objects.
Repackaging: New driver name is
com.mysql.jdbc.Driver, old name still
works, though (the driver is now provided by MySQL-AB).
Better checking for closed connections in
Support for streaming (row-by-row) result sets (see
README) Thanks to Doron.
Support for large packets (new addition to MySQL-4.0
README for more
JDBC Compliance: Passes all tests besides stored procedure tests.
Fix and sort primary key names in
DBMetaData (SF bugs 582086 and 582086).
Float types now reported as
java.sql.Types.FLOAT (SF bug 579573).
ResultSet.getTimestamp() now works for
DATE types (SF bug 559134).
recognizes all forms of invalid values that have been set to
all zeros by MySQL (SF bug 586058).
Testsuite now uses Junit (which you can get from http://www.junit.org.
The driver now only works with JDK-1.2 or newer.
Added multi-host failover support (see
General source-code cleanup.
Overall speed improvements via controlling transient object
MysqlIO class when reading
Performance improvements in string handling and field metadata creation (lazily instantiated) contributed by Alex Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes.