MySQL++ rocks

MySQL++ is a C++ wrapper for the MySQL and MariaDB C APIs. It is built on the same principles as the Standard C++ Library to make dealing with the database as easy as dealing with std containers. MySQL++ lets you avoid the most repetitive sorts of SQL by providing native C++ interfaces for these common tasks.

If you have questions about this project and can’t find an answer in the documentation or the old mailing list archives, ask on the web forum. We also have a ticket system, but it's best to discuss such things first before filing a ticket.

Latest Stable Version

Before upgrading an existing version of MySQL++, please scan through the change log first. If you’re coming from a much older version, better read through the “Incompatible Library Changes” chapter in the user manual instead.

Binary Packages

MySQL++ packaging status

MySQL++ has been picked up by many OSes and packaging systems, listed in the table at right. Since these packages are properly integrated into their host systems, we do not offer competing binary packages here.

If you want something different in your binary package than you get in the stock package for your OS, you should build it from source on the target OS, else you are likely to have problems.

Source Code

The MySQL++ source code is available in several forms:

Old Versions

If you need a particular older version of MySQL++, you can either grab the raw source code for it from the Fossil tag list page or you can browse the old version archive.

Those still needing MySQL++ 2.x might be interested in the v2.3.2-modern branch, which makes minimal changes to version 2.3.2 — the last release in the 2.x line — to allow it to build on modern systems. Essentially, it contains build fixes analogous to those we've done in the 3.x line without backporting any actual features or behavior changes from 3.x. This branch is unlikely to ever be released, but it is intended to be "stable" at all times.


The online user and reference manuals are also included in the source code tarball above.

Frequently-Asked Questions

The FAQ list answers many commonly-asked questions about MySQL++.

Contributing to the Effort

The easiest thing to do if you want to help out with the MySQL++ development effort is to participate on the web forum. The library's primary developer does not mind at all if someone else answers a question before he can get to it. :) It’s also frequently helpful to have different voices contributing to discussions about the library’s future.

If you want to participate in the coding effort, the MySQL++ development project is hosted by Fossil, a distributed version control similar to Git but much easier to use. See the contribution guide for instructions on working with Fossil and the MySQL++ source code.

If you're looking for projects to tackle, see the Wishlist.

If you just want to keep up on the in-progress developments, see the project timeline, which is also available in RSS form for those who want MySQL++ changes to appear in their feed reader. You can also subscribe to email notifications for various events: check-ins, wiki edits, forum postings, etc.