Is it possible to embed mysql directly into a rails app? mysql can be compiled with the --with-embedded-server flag which produces a libmysqld library that can be linked into an appliaction. This is probably not possible with rails, right? The reason I would want to do such a thing is that many hosting providers provide rails support *but* they provide older versions of mysql. It would be neat as heck if a rails app could embed mysql directly. Different apps could have different versions of the DB depending on what they require. Crazy idea, right?
on 2006-04-06 23:30