I have finished developing the first release of my application which uses MySQL (locally under one license and hosted under another).
Connecting the application to the hosted database works fine, i edit the connection details within my application to the hosted server details and it works fine.
However, when I try and use it locally (server:localhost etc..) i get an error stating it can not access the server. In my application, i have included the mysql DLL files, but I would prefer the user not to have to install MySQL server which is about a 100MB download (i know its quite small these days but want the install to be as pain free as possible).
I know it would be an easy fix just to add this install as a prerequisite, but i am sure there is a way to do it without this, or maybe not. Is there a script i can run which will run through and setup the server with users etc?
Any help is appreciated.