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