MySQL Connector/OpenOffice.org is a native MySQL database connector for OpenOffice.org. Currently, it is in preview status and supports OpenOffice.org 3.1 and above. It can be used to connect OpenOffice.org applications to a MySQL server.
Before MySQL Connector/OpenOffice.org became available you would have to use MySQL Connector/J (JDBC) or MySQL Connector/ODBC to connect to a MySQL server.
Connector/OpenOffice.org is a community project, although Sun Microsystems actively contributes code. The source code for Connector/OpenOffice.org is available under GPL with the FLOSS License Exception.
In the future a closed-source StarOffice version of Connector/OpenOffice.org will be made available.
Using MySQL Connector/OpenOffice.org has the following advantages:
Easy installation through the OpenOffice.org Extension Manager.
Seamless integration into OpenOffice.org.
No need to go through an additional Connector installation routine (ODBC/JDBC)
No need to configure or register an additional Connector (ODBC)
No need to install or configure a driver manager (ODBC)
MySQL Connector/OpenOffice.org is currently at version 1.0 GA.
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