First if necesary install a MySQL server, available from:
Version 4 has a bunch of new features, transactions etc but might not be as stable as version 3.23
The maverick mysql driver connects to mysql through the jdbc driver:
This is called Connector/J orignally also the mm mysql driver. Not that the mm mysql driver is licensed under the LGPL and the newer Connector/J under the GPL.
ie mysql> create database maverick;
The mysql jdbc driver must be visible to maverick in the classpath. Do this by copying mysql-connector-java-X.X.X-beta-bin.jar or mm-mysql-X.X.X-bin.jar into the lib directory of the distribution or if using a recent jdk the JRE_HOME/lib/ext directory.
ie at MVSH prompt
:CREATE.FILE TESTFILE :LIST TESTFILE ALL ... :LIST DICT TESTFILE ALL ... :SELECT TESTFILE >LIST TESTFILE ...