we noticed an increase of our application of about 5MB when upgrading from 3.09 to 3.1.0
while the MariaDB driver (groupId : org.mariadb.jdbc, artifactId : mariadb-java-client) grows only from ~ 590K to 630K, we noticed, that it had a lot of new dependencies:
It seems that the windows authentication framework (https://github.com/Waffle/waffle) will require these dependencies. As we (and many others) will use the driver in a linux environment, these dependencies are useless there. I assume also, that there are many people that would not use this feature in windows environment.
So, I would suggest to add these dependencies as optional dependencies or add a short hint in README, if and how they can be excluded in pom.xml.