Fixes to DatabaseMetaData to allow both IBM VA and J-Builder to work. Let me know how it goes. (thanks to Jac Kersing)
Fix to ResultSet.getBoolean() for NULL strings (thanks to Barry Lagerweij)
Beginning of code cleanup, and formatting. Getting ready to branch this off to a parallel JDBC-2.0 source tree.
Added "final" modifier to critical sections in MysqlIO and Buffer to allow compiler to inline methods for speed.
If object references passed to setXXX() in PreparedStatement are null, setNull() is automatically called for you. (Thanks for the suggestion goes to Erik Ostrom)
setObject() in PreparedStatement will now attempt to write a serialized representation of the object to the database for objects of Types.OTHER and objects of unknown type.
Util now has a static method readObject() which given a ResultSet and a column index will re-instantiate an object serialized in the above manner.