It took another night of coding, but I decided to give it a try and upload what I would call a technology preview of the Vanilla Data Access Framework. Documentation consists of a readme.txt-three-liner, but more will follow. My original plan was to spend at least six weeks before publishing anything, now it turned out to have been only 72 hours... oh well.
Please note that this release only supports Microsoft SqlServer. SqlServer 2000 desktop engine is provided by Microsoft at no charge. I haven't run Vanilla DAL on SqlServer 2005 express edition yet, but that should work as well.