An updated mysql-connector-java package that fixes several bugs and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The mysql-connector-java package provides a native Java driver that converts JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) calls into the network protocol used by the MySQL database. It lets developers working with the Java programming language easily build programs and applets that interact with MySQL.
The mysql-connector-java package has been upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. For a list of changes, refer to the MySQL Connector/J documentation
This update also adds "stub" implementations of methods required by the JDBC 4.1 API specification. Currently, these methods throw exceptions when called, but their presence is necessary for the driver to function properly in JDK 7 and later. This update also converts the driver from a GCJ build to a pure jar (noarch) build. (BZ#816696
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated mysql-connector-java package, which resolves these issues and adds these enhancements.