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Re: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver & org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver
Posted by: Bill Karwin ()
Date: September 22, 2006 11:09PM

If you look at the source code for org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver, it simply extends com.mysql.jdbc.Driver. It is not uncommon to provide backward compatibility by making a "wrapper" class, so old code continues to work.

Mark can probably give you more specific details, but I gather that he first implemented the MySQL JDBC driver as an open source project in Giant Java Tree http://www.gjt.org/

At some point later (June 2002), Mark joined MySQL AB. See http://mmmysql.sourceforge.net/

Connector/J release 3.0.0 (July 2002) changed the Java package for the JDBC driver to com.mysql.jdbc and changed the license from LGPL to GPL. See http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/cj-news-3-0-0.html

Regards,
Bill K.

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