I have been playing with mysql-ruby-2.8 compilation last few days, and
whould be glad to contribute to your subproject.
That’s a great idea. If either of you would like contribute your
patches also to mysqlplus [which a few people have contributed to when
they couldn’t reach the real maintainers] that would be swell, too [for
either]. Mohammed would probably even add you as commitors if you
asked. Pull requests are also ok.
mysqlplus is a fork of the Masahiro’s mysql C library. But it’s a
little more maintained [1.9 compat, has more thread_nonblocking regions
for 1.9] and also has added asynchronous call, but it’s essentially the
One thing that might be nice would be figure out if it’s possible to
distribute windows binaries that work with both mysql 5.0 and 5.1.
Currently there are no windows binary distros from it.