Routine update to the latest stable version. The big delta in the
version numbers is apparently mostly an exercise by MySQL AB to have
all their products with "matching" version numbers. There are some
shiny new bits of extra functionality to justify the new major version
Quoting the release message:
"This is the first generally-available, production release of
Connector/J 5.0. Notice that Connector/J 3.1 has supported all
MySQL-5.0 features other than XA, but this is the first
generally-available release that "synchronizes" version numbers
with the server (as well as adding support for XA).
Version 5.0.3 is suitable for use with any MySQL version including
MySQL-4.1, MySQL-5.0 or MySQL-5.1 beta."
The complete release announcement is at:
On-line changelog is at:
I'll take it.