As of 0.16.2, Maxwell supports binlog_row_image=MINIMAL, but it may not be what you want. It will differ from normal Maxwell operation in that:

Master recovery

As of 1.2.0, maxwell includes experimental support for master position recovery. It works like this:


MySQL binlog connector

As of 1.10.6, maxwell uses shyiko/mysql-binlog-connector-java as its underlying replication library (previously it was opt-in via --binlog_connector). This is largely compatible with the previous OpenReplicator implementation, but there are some differences: