Sun Announces MySQL Bundle

Ahead of the completion of its MySQL acquisition, the vendor releases a bundle with the database.

As Sun Microsystems prepares to close its acquisition of MySQL, the GlassFish and MySQL communities are announcing the availability of an optimized bundled release.

The bundle, announced March 25, consists of GlassFish version 2.0 with the MySQL Community Server 5.0 (5.0.51a) and MySQL JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) driver 5.1.6. It is designed to provide developers with popular open-source versions of enterprise Java and the database and give them easy access to the platforms to develop and deploy rich Java and Web applications, Sun officials said.

The bundle is available for all the major software platforms, including Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Meanwhile, other benefits include GlassFish support for the latest Web event-driven technologies such as AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) and Comet, which make for rich customer Web experiences. Also, users can freely develop applications on the open-source bits and later, when they need support, decide to buy a subscription to products from Sun that offer training, support and product updates, company officials said.

Developers interested in downloading the bundle can go here.

Meanwhile, Sun announced details for its second annual CommunityOne conference May 5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, just before its annual JavaOne conference. Details for the CommunityOne event can be found here. In addition, Sun will host its fifth Sun Startup Camp May 4-5 as part of CommunityOne. JavaOne runs May 6-9.

CommunityOne is a free one-day event that enables attendees to see innovations in the free and open-source ecosystem. The conference program is the result of a public call for papers, which received more than 200 submissions. CommunityOne will offer more than 70 sessions led by contributors and committers of more than 30 different open-source and community projects, from chip design to operating systems to Web servers and databases to scripting languages and tools.