Forum: Ruby on Rails embedding mysql or other DB into rails apps

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02bd6b98b7c04f9ae5868eda3d01fb73?d=identicon&s=25 Brad Tilley (rtilley)
on 2006-04-06 21:30
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?
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