Database/Drivers/MySQL Native/Overview

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MySQL driver for

The MySQL driver for (also called Connector/ is a "native" MySQL driver for Before the development of the Conenctor/, has used JDBC/ODBC to connect to the MySQL Server. JDBC/ODBC adds an extra level of indirection to the connection and is generally speaking more difficult to install but Connector/

Please note that this page is not part of the end-user documentation, check [MySQL Forge Connector/OpenOffice for end-user documentation.. This page is part of the project documentation and used by the development team to coordinate their work.


Develop a "native" MySQL driver for which is at least as feature-complete as other drivers. Complete the task before the release of 3.0.

Team Base

  • Frank Schoenheit (Development)
  • Ocke Janssen (Development)
  • Christoph Lukasiak (Quality Assurance)
  • Marcus Lange (Program Manager)


  • Georg Richter, Development Manager - Connectors & Client Connectivity, firstname at mysql dot com, (Development)
  • Ulf Wendel, Senior Software Engineer, uwendel at mysql dot com, (QA, Documentation)
  • Andrey Hristov, Software Engineer, firstname at mysql dot com, (Development)
  • Lawrenty Novitsky, Software Developer, lawrin at mysql dot com, (QA, Development)

Technical Documentation


  • Mailinglists and IRC
    • -
  • OpenOffice 3 CVS
    • checkout: cvs -d checkout -r DEV300_m10 OpenOffice3
    • update to CWS code status: cvs update -r cws_dev300_mysqlnative

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