Check this blog post for a more detailed explanation.
This plugin starts a local MySQL server on pre-integration-test phase and shuts it down on post-integration-test.
The plugin can work with any version of MySQL (including MariaDB). All you need to do, in order to point it to another version, is to provide a custom Maven dependency as a ZIP archive.
Usage page explains how to get it up and running.
The plugin was tested with Maven 3.0.5 and 3.1.3 on:
- Mac OS X 10.8.5
- Windows 7 SP 1
- Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Desktop
If you use it somewhere else and it works for you, please let us know and we'll add your platform to this list. If you have problems, please submit an issue to Github.