Yes it’s finally there, the version that includes shared libraries in the binary distribution package which would mean we never have to recompile MySQL ourselves. I’ve downloaded the package and installed it on my test server. The installation went without a problem as usual, but trying to compile PHP brought a new issue, some linking issue with zlib libraries.

/usr/bin/ld: warning multiple definitions of symbol _inflateInit_
/usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.dylib(inflate.o) definition of _inflateInit_
/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk/usr/lib/gcc/i686-apple-darwin8/4.0.1/../../../libz.dylib(inflate.o) definition of _inflateInit_
etc…

I guess we still need to recompile. I hope it is not due to some left over trial I did earlier, could someone confirm my findings ?