Don't compile under java 1.4. Those wrappers are not jdbc 3 compliant. The jboss 3 stuff is, but it requires some nasty preprocessing to work with jdbc 2 and 3
Use the log4j configuration to set up logging: you will see plently of messages about pooling.
Many Thanks for your reply.
A bit lost on what to set in log4j [which setting will yield connection closure]. What does LoggingEnabled do in additon to log4j or in competition with log4j?