Justin Rudd wrote:
> I wrote everything up...
> 
> http://seagecko.org/thoughts/index.php?p=28
> 
> If you see any obvious errors in my thinking, please leave a comment.
> 

When I had to connect to MySQL4 using Ruby on WinXP couple weeks ago, I 
just used ruby-mysql, the API written in Ruby. Included the mysql.rb fil 
e in my program's directory and everything worked straight away.

May not be as fast as using the C API, but I was only doing simple stuff 
anyway, and it was quick and painless.

Robo