It's the "Last Remnants of 1.7.9 Gone" release:
o Worked around an overloaded operator lookup bug in VC++ 7.1
that caused SSQLS insert, replace and update queries to get
mangled. (Symptom was that custom2 and custom3 examples didn't
work right.) Thanks to Mark Meredino for digging up the
following, which explains the problem and gives the solution:
o Some VC++ warning fixes.
o Major documentation improvements:
o Using DocBook for user manual and Doxygen for reference
manual. The former now references the latter where
o Split out HACKERS and CREDITS files from main README,
and improved remaining bits of README.
o Moved the text from the old v1.7.9 LaTeX-based
documentation over into the new systems, and reworked
it to more closely resemble English.
o Added a lot of new material to documentation, and
simplified a lot of what already existed.
o Documentation is now being built in HTML and PDF forms.
o ebuild file updated to take advantage of recent configure script
As a result of the new documentation, the -devel packages are now much
bigger. I'm toying with the idea of making separate -manuals packages
for those who just want the headers and library files. Thoughts? And
if I do this, do the examples go with the -manuals package, or do they
stay with the -devel package? I think the former.