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From: Cory Nelson (phrosty_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-16 10:23:41

On 1/16/06, Maciej Sobczak <prog_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to resurrect the discussion about database support in Boost
> by posting here the following announcement:
> <announcement>
> I'm pleased to announce that the new release of the SOCI library is
> available for download. The homepage of the project is:
> The SOCI library is a database-access library that tries to mimic the
> syntax known from Embedded SQL, but staying within the standard C++.
> The target audience of the SOCI library are those developers, who need
> an efficient, but also straightforward and easy to use interface.
> This new release brings the following enhancements:
> 1. More extensive support for object-relational mapping.
> 2. A plug-in architecture for backends, which allows to target various
> database engines by simply linking with the chosen backend.
> Currently, the following database engines are supported (through their
> respective "native" interface):
> * Oracle
> * PostgreSQL
> </announcement>
> We have prepared a small rationale FAQ that can be of interest to you:
> <>.
> We would like to put this library under consideration for inclusion into
> Boost, but before we will bother you with formal submission or anything
> like this, it should be acknowledged that SOCI, at the moment, does not
> support Microsoft servers. We would like to therefore invite those of
> you who have some expertise with ODBC or ADO to help us writing relevant
> backend. Contributions targetting other database engines are also
> welcome, of course.
> Regards,

Hi Maciej,

Library looks good! One things it's missing: a scoped_transaction
class that does a rollback if it goes out of scope without you doing a

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Cory Nelson

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