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