ODB is an object-relational mapping (ORM) system for C++. It provides tools, APIs, and library support that allow you to persist C++ objects to a relational database (RDBMS) without having to deal with tables, columns, or SQL and without manually writing any of the mapping code. For more information see: http://www.codesynthesis.com/products/odb/ This package contains the common ODB runtime library. Every application that includes code generated by the ODB compiler will need to link to this library. See the NEWS file for the user-visible changes from the previous release. See the LICENSE file for distribution conditions. See the INSTALL file for prerequisites and installation instructions. Send questions, bug reports, or any other feedback to the odb-users@codesynthesis.com mailing list.