A while back I posted that the 5.x line of MySQL connectors was a bit too garden-fresh for production use. Fortunately Reggie and team have quickly released a new version: here are the details.
From the release notes it looks like they might have resolved the problem that I was having. I’m still using the 1.0.9 connector for now but I’ll be testing the new 5.0.5 version as soon as I get some time in hopes that I can show off MySQL/Visual Studio integration at VSLive in a few weeks.
Update: Reggie says that 5.0.5 isn’t soup yet, either: details here.