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From:Ulf Wendel Date:April 16 2008 5:09pm
Subject:The first MySQL Connector/ preview is available!
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Dear MySQL and users,

The first preview version of MySQL Connector/ has been 
released. MySQL Connector/ is a new native MySQL database 
connector for 2.4. It can be used to connect applications to the MySQL Server. You can download it 
from the MySQL Forge download page at

The MySQL Connector/ is easy to use. It is provided as an Extension. Extensions can be installed through the 
Extension Manager of The Extension Manager can be 
started from within the office by pressing the menu item Tools - 
Extension Manager.

Before the availability of the MySQL Connector/, office-suite users had to use MySQL Connector/J (JDBC) or 
MySQL Connector/ODBC to connect to the MySQL Server. Using the new MySQL 
Connector/ has the following advantages

* Easy installation through the Extension Manager.
* Seamless integration into
* No need for additional Connector installation routines (ODBC/JDBC)
* No need to configure and/or register an additional Connector (ODBC)
* No need to install and/or configure a driver manager (ODBC)

MySQL Connector/ is available as a development preview 
version. We do not recommend using it in production environments.

We kindly ask users and developers to try it out and provide us with 
feedback, bug reports, bug fixes, patches, etc. To discuss the new MySQL 
Connector/, please subscribe to the mailing list 
users@stripped on .

More information is available on the projects wiki page at


Ulf Wendel

Ulf Wendel - Senior Software Engineer
MySQL GmbH, Dachauer Str.37, D- 80335 München,
Geschäftsführer: Kaj Arnö - HRB München 162140
The first MySQL Connector/ preview is available!Ulf Wendel16 Apr