mySQL library


I just installed the new version of ROOT with --enable-mysql option, and the library created is called This is different from previous versions where there was no “R” in the libname.
My question is is this how it will be called from now on, and should I use the new name in my makefiles ? And why was it changed ?

Thanks in advance


The name has been changed to libRMySQL and we intend to keep using this spelling. The change was necessary because on some platform the MySQL product has a library named libMySQL which of course conflicted with our plugin.


We changed this name a long time ago to avoid a clash with libs named libMySQL and containing MySQL itself.


Ok, Thanks.
I just wanted to know if this is how it will be spelled from now on.