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. 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.

Status and Releases

  • 04/2008 - Preview version released for 2.4
  • 02/2008 - Kick-Off Meeting Hamburg
  • Before - Native driver development by Georg Richter


Development team

Primary contact person in case of questions

Sun / Base

  • Frank Schoenheit, Technical Lead Base, firstname dot lastname at sun dot com
  • Ocke Janssen, firstname dot lastname at sun dot com

Sun / MySQL

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

Primary role

  • Development: Franke Schoenheit, Ocke Janssen, Georg Richter, Andrey Hristov
  • QA/Documentation: Lawrenty Novitsky, Ulf Wendel
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