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 ODB compiler and the ODB system documentation. 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. See the doc/ directory for documentation. Send questions, bug reports, or any other feedback to the odb-users@codesynthesis.com mailing list.