The Internet Super Hero blog has two happy announcements posted today - the new mysqlnd driver has officially been committed to the branch for the next major PHP release - PHP 5.3 and their renewed support for PDO.
First, we are proud to announce that one year after the announcement to develop a new MySQL native driver for PHP (mysqlnd), the new driver has been committed into the 5.3 branch of the PHP project.
The second news is that we will strengthen our commitment into PHP by improving our support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). We will work on a PDO/mysqlnd driver, both for PHP 5.3 and PHP 6.0. Development starts in these days and will include QA, testing and documentation as we go forward.
For those not familiar with the driver, they also have a brief overview of what it is and what it does differently than the normal MySQL driver as well as a look at which driver they consider the best for which PHP version.