MySQL Connector/C++ 1.0.2 alpha is available for download at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/cpp/1.0.html, please see also the official announcement. Only three weeks after the first alpha, we decided to release a X-Mas edition. Not only the winter evenings in the northern hemisphere have become quite long also the Change History got quite long. Long enough for a bug fix release which brings some minor feature additions and includes our JDBC compliance test suite for the first time. MySQL Connector/C++ 1.0.2 alpha is a source code only release, meaning that you will have to compile it yourself. Please find Unix Make and Visual Studio [Express] instructions in the blog posting MySQL Connector/C++: compiling, using and debugging.
MySQL Workbench team is using the MySQL driver for C++ for its internal development version of MySQL Workbench 5.1 alpha. The Connector/C++ has successfully passed all Workbench internal tests. Nonetheless the driver is released as an alpha version. Although we run about 640 tests on 47 different platforms (different combinations of CPU and OS), and the tests cover some 75% of our code base, there may be bugs. We currently pass about 95% of our tests. Please keep this in mind when using the driver.
Happy Christmas, happy hacking!