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

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.