- File CREDITS.md — part of check-in [9e7ac4fc37] at 2015-08-14 23:45:31 on branch trunk — Fixed some overzealous "MySQL" -> "libtabula" references, and clarified some details about the development history in the CREDITS.md file. (user: tangent size: 4371)
MySQL++ was created by Kevin Atkinson during 1998, who passed off maintenance to Sinisa Milivojevic, who worked on the library from version 1.0 (June 1999) through 1.7.9 (May 2001). The current maintainer is Warren Young, starting with MySQL++ 1.7.10 in August of 2004. Warren forked libtabula off from MySQL++ 3.2.1 sometime in 2014, which was first released as version 4.0.0 in XXXXXX 201x.
A fuller account of the library's history — including the transition from MySQL++ to libtabula — is in the user manual. For the nitty-gritty details, see the libtabula change log and the MySQL++ change log. Change log items that aren't attributed to anyone else were done by Warren Young, much of it while working for Educational Technology Resources.
Other contributors of note since MySQL++ 1.7.10:
Chris Frey: Lots of GCC warning fixes for the bleeding-edge compiler versions, Gentoo ebuild support, and misc other fixes.
Mark Meredino: Several fixes and additions, including a lot of work on Microsoft Visual C++ compatibility, and discoveries made while spelunking in the library.
Evan Wies: Contributed several C++ code style cleanups.
Arnon Jalon: Added the multi-query result set handling features, and
examples/multiquery.cppto demonstrate it.
Korolyov Ilya has submitted several patches in many different areas of the library.
Remi Collet is maintaining offical RPMs for Fedora, with other systems on the way. His work has improved the RPM spec file we distribute greatly.
Joel Fielder of Switchplane, Ltd. created the
ScopedConnectionclass, came up with the original idea for the
store_in()methods, provided the basis for
examples/for_each.cpp, and provided a fix for exception flag propagation in
Jim Wallace demonstrated the need for
BadQuery::errnum(), and contributed the patches and also
examples/deadlock.cppto test that this feature does what it is supposed to.
Jonathan Wakely rebuilt my original versions of
RefCountedBuffer. They're now simpler and safer. He also created the numeric conversion logic in
lib/mystring.hintroduced in MySQL++ v3.0.
Adrian Cornish Several fixes and additions.
Rick Gutleber contributed the
Query::insertfrom()method and associated
InsertPolicyobject, as well as the
Here are the personal credits from the old 1.7.9 documentation, apparently written by Kevin Atkinson:
Chris Halverson - For helping me get it to compile under Solaris.
Fredric Fredricson - For a long talk about automatic conversions.
Michael Widenius - MySQL developer who has been very supportive of my efforts.
Paul J. Lucas - For the original idea of treating the query object like a stream.
Scott Barron - For helping me with the shared libraries.
Jools Enticknap - For giving me the Template Queries idea.
M. S. Sriram - For a detailed dission of how the Template Queries should be implemented, the suggestion to throw exceptions on bad queries, and the idea of having a back-end independent query object (ie SQLQuery).
Sinisa Milivojevic - For becoming the new offical maintainer.
D. Hawkins and E. Loic for their autoconf + automake contribution.
Please do not email any of these people with general questions about libtabula. All of us who are still active in libtabula development read the mailing list, so questions sent there do get to us.
The mailing list is superior to private email because the answers are archived for future questioners to find, and because you are likely to get answers from more people.