MySQL++ was created by Kevin Atkinson during 1998. From version 1.0 (released in June 1999) through 1.7.9 (May 2001), the primary maintainer was Sinisa Milivojevic <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Neither Kevin nor Sinisa are currently involved in MySQL++ development. The current maintainer is Warren Young <email@example.com>, starting with version 1.7.10 in August of 2004. For a fuller account of the library's history, see the first chapter of the user manual. For the nitty-gritty details, see the ChangeLog.md file in the root package directory. Change log items since 1.7.9 that aren't attributed to anyone else were done by Warren Young. Other contributors of note since 1.7.10: Chris Frey <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Lots of GCC warning fixes for the bleeding-edge compiler versions, Gentoo ebuild support, and misc other fixes. Mark Meredino <Mark_Merendino@cnt.com>: Several fixes and additions, including a lot of work on Microsoft Visual C++ compatibility, and discoveries made while spelunking in the library. Evan Wies <email@example.com>: Contributed several C++ code style cleanups. Arnon Jalon <Arnon.Jalon@247RealMedia.com>: Added the multi-query result set handling features, and examples/multiquery.cpp to demonstrate it. Korolyov Ilya has submitted several patches in many different areas of the library. Remi Collet <Liste@FamilleCollet.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> of Switchplane, Ltd. created the ScopedConnection class, came up with the original idea for Query's for_each() and store_in() methods, provided the basis for examples/for_each.cpp, and provided a fix for exception flag propagation in Query. Jim Wallace <email@example.com> demonstrated the need for BadQuery::errnum(), and contributed the patches and also examples/deadlock.cpp to test that this feature does what it is supposed to. Jonathan Wakely <firstname.lastname@example.org> rebuilt my original versions of ConnectionPool, RefCountedPointer, and RefCountedBuffer. They're now simpler and safer. He also created the numeric conversion logic in lib/mystring.h introduced in v3.0. Adrian Cornish <email@example.com> Several fixes and additions. Rick Gutleber <firstname.lastname@example.org> contributed the Query::insertfrom() method and associated InsertPolicy object, as well as the SQLStream class. 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. See the ChangeLog.md file for further credits and details about the differences between the many versions of this library. Please do not email any of these people with general questions about MySQL++. All of us who are still active in MySQL++ development read the mailing list, so questions sent there do get to us: http://lists.mysql.com/plusplus 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.