I have a gentleman in England who I have been talking with who is
interested in creating bindings for Metakit to the Ruby language. He
has been hesitant because the Metakit list group has been silent for
the most part on support. So I thought I would throw it out here.

Metakit is a nice embedded small footprint database. 

Go here to read up on it: http://www.equi4.com/metakit/

Respond here in the group.

He is on Linux and will be using GCC and I will be using MingW. If you
have VC++ and would like to do a native port let me know as well.

Bob