Version 8.2.0 is a new GA release version of the MySQL Connector/J. MySQL Connector/J 8.2.0 supersedes the 8.1 series and is recommended for use on production systems. This release can be used against MySQL Server version 5.7, 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2. It supports the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) 4.2 API, and implements the X DevAPI.
For notes detailling the changes in Connector/J 8.2, see MySQL Connector/J Release Notes