boka man wrote:
> i am working on Dev C++ to write a simple mysql++ program.
The next version of MySQL++ will not even have MinGW support, because it
doesn't make sense to use it right now.
The primary problem is that MinGW cannot make a working DLL version of
MySQL++. You can find a detailed problem report by searching the
mailing list for posts I've made on MinGW previously. I cannot tell you
anything beyond that. I don't use MinGW myself, so I have little
personal interest in spending more time on the problem. If someone gets
it working, my next argument will collapse, so I will probably put MinGW
support back into MySQL++.
The secondary problem is that keeping MinGW support in MySQL++ means it
is only good for LGPL or GPL programs. Since the primary reason to use
MinGW is to avoid the GPL problems with Cygwin, I don't see any rational
reason to use MinGW and MySQL++ as long as the DLL problem remains.
Even if there is some rational reason to use MinGW for GPL or LGPL
programs instead of Cygwin, it's still a tiny minority of MySQL++ users.
I will not keep a broken feature in MySQL++ just to support a tiny
Is there some reason you cannot use one of the free versions of Visual
C++ mentioned in the MySQL++ FAQ?