#1085 Ship MariaDB JDBC driver with SQuirreL SQL

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nobody
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2014-08-11
2013-05-06
Matt Dahlman
No

Related to 1084.

The MariaDB JDBC driver works great with MySQL. (MariaDB is a fork of MySQL from the creators of MySQL.)
The MariaDB JDBC driver is licensed under the LGPL.
It would be a nice convenience to SQuirreL SQL users to have this driver included so they could immediately connect to MySQL databases (and MariaDB databases).

https://downloads.mariadb.org/client-java/

Discussion

  • sfst
    sfst
    2013-09-10

    Yes, it would be convenient, but shouldn't then the developers include all LGPL drivers and keep them up-to-date? (Please keep in mind that developer time is the most precious resource here.)

    This might also bloat the total package size (although nowadays it isn't that important anymore).

    PS: Filing this as feature request would have been more appropriate IMO.