MySqlJavaClient is an application written in Java which allows you to connect to a MySQL database over a network (including the internet), issue database queries in SQL, receive the results of those queries, and display them in tabular form. Information about the MySQL database management system is available from MySQL AB at http://www.mysql.com In many situations, it is free.
If you need information about how to administer and/or use a MySQL database, consult their tutorial and manual at http://www.mysql.com/documentation/
If you need information about the SQL language, invented at IBM by the way, consult the same tutorial or the later chapters of any book by Roger Jennings.
At any given time, only one will be available. The current release is an expiring beta release, beta 0.3. It expires exactly six months from March 12, 2001. As new releases become available, they will be posted to this Web site, where they will replace previous releases. Because MySqlJavaClient is written in Java, only one release is needed, as it will run on any system on which the Java Development Kit, version 1.2.2 or higher, is installed.
The final release of MySqlJavaClient will probably be copyrighted (copyleft?) under one of the GNU licenses, but until then, MySqlJavaClient is copyright Charles W. Neville, March 2001, all rights reserved.
This expiring beta release expires exactly six months from March 12, 2001. Until then, it may be freely downloaded and used by anyone, provided it is neither modified nor sold for profit.
As with anything else that is free, this beta release is provided as is, and there are no guarantees or warrantees of any sort, either expessed or implied. In no event will the copyright holder(s) be liable for any damages resulting from the use of this software. Use at your own risk.
To run this beta release of MySqlJavaClient, you need the Java Development Kit -- JDK 1.2.2 or higher -- installed. You should be able to run this beta release on any machine for which a suitable version of the JDK is available. To run this release by double clicking MySqlJavaClient.bat, you need to be running Windows 98 or higher, or NT 4.0 or higher.
MySqlJavaClient is an ordinary Java application. The name of the Java class file is MySqlJavaClient.class. To run MySqlJavaClient under Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Linux, Sun Solaris, etc., etc., run it the way you run any other Java application in your operating environment. You will have to set the classpath first; read the .bat file (included with the distribution) to see how.
The JDK is available for free for many operating systems from Sun Microsystems at http://java.sun.com/
MySqlJavaClient can be installed by simply downloading, unzipping, and moving a folder to a convenient place. As the installation process does not write to the Windows/NT registry, it is easy to install and run MySqlJavaClient from a Temp directory, a Zip disk, or even a floppy disk. This is a great advantage in shared laboratory environments, where you may not have the administrator privileges required for most software installations. In detail, you download and install MySqlJavaClient by
MySqlJavaClient may be installed and run on any machine with a suitable version of Java installed (equivalent to version 1.2.2 or higher of the Java Development Kit). This includes machines running Mac OS 9 and OS X, Linux, Sun Solaris, etc., etc., as well as Windows/NT machines. MySqlJavaClient may be run from a Temp directory, a Zip disk, or even a floppy disk. This is a great advantage in shared laboratory environments, where you may not have the administrator privileges required for most software installations.
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