Yes, it's finally out, the Friday the Thirteenth Nervousmaking Release,
v2.2.2. There's a lot in this supposedly "minor" release, but most of
the changes aren't in the library itself. The examples, docs and RPM
build processes got a lot of attention this time around.
o More small fixes to embedded null handling in Query.
o Fixed a bug in single-parameter template query handling.
o Added tquery example, to demonstrate proper use of template
queries. Previously, resetdb was the only exemplar, and
it wasn't really suited for that. This example also tests
the previous item.
o Added examples/vstudio/mfc, allowing us to improve the way
we demonstrate Unicode handling. Old way wasn't realistic.
On *ix, people will depend on the terminal code to handle
UTF-8. On Windows, users are almost certain to be writing
a GUI program, which requires different Unicode handling
than the old examples showed.
o Removed explicit Unicode conversion stuff from command line
examples, and reworked the Unicode chapter in the user
o Added examples/vstudio/wforms to show integration with
C++/CLI and Windows Forms. Documented this in README.vc.
o Rewrote load_file and cgi_image examples to be more
useful, renaming them to load_jpeg and cgi_jpeg along
the way. Also, resetdb now creates a second table in the
sample database for these two examples' use. Also, added
examples/logo.jpg to the distribution as sample data for
o Limited the ostream base class casting stuff in Query to
VC++ 2003, which is the only platform that really needed it.
VC++ 2005 emits a warning with that hack in place, and on
other platforms it's just replicating work that the compiler
o Added library version information to main library target
so that systems that version shared libraries work as
expected. Thanks for this patch go to Jack Eidsness.
o Merged much of the diffs between Remi Collet's RPM spec file
into the official one.
o Reorganized the doc subdir a bit. Generated HTML is now all
under doc/html instead of scattered under other subdirs,
and renamed doc/README.mysql++ to doc/README.manuals.
o Improvements to top-level manual building make targets:
manuals now only rebuild at need, it's easier to request
a rebuild of all manuals, and we force a rebuild attempt
before building the distribution tarball so we don't ship
o Added ability to run examples under gdb using exrun,
using same mechanism as we currently have for valgrind.
Thanks for this patch go to Michael Hanselmann.
o Added "Important Underlying C API Limitations" chapter to the
user manual, to cover problems we keep seeing on the
mailing list that are the result of ignorance of the way
libmysqlclient behaves, not bugs MySQL++ is really in a
position to fix.
As always, you can get it from http://tangentsoft.net/mysql++/