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Re: new maintainer for the ODBC driver?

From: "Adam Lang" <aalang(at)rutgersinsurance(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: new maintainer for the ODBC driver?
Date: 2000-10-24 14:09:28
Message-ID: 007801c03dc4$060a5a40$330a0a0a@6014cwpza006 (view raw or flat)
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Be wary... I'm not sure hat I'm getting into... but I want to help...

I would volunteer for the ODBC help, but I am not knowledgeable with C (I
can manipulate data and print, but that is about it. :P).  I can code a
decent amount in VB though, so if people help me on what to test on the ODBC
driver, I can run up a type of "test app" where it tries to connect via ODBC
to a postgres database and run a series of queries and see what happens.

I assume that might help, because then it can report back what type of
queries fail and such.  Also, if the ODBC runs in VB, odds are it should
work in the vast majority of other Windows apps.

Only requirement would be patience with me. :)

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "'Byron Nikolaidis'" <byron(dot)nikolaidis(at)home(dot)com>; "Kovacs Zoltan Sandor"
<tip(at)pc10(dot)radnoti-szeged(dot)sulinet(dot)hu>; <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>; <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: [INTERFACES] new maintainer for the ODBC driver?


> Perhaps the amount of work required to maintain the ODBC driver would be
> lower if it was changed to sit on top of the libpq library. It is a large
> thing to move it there, but once it's done it should be easier for it to
> follow the upgrades without requiring large work.
>
> Disclaimer: I haven't checked the code out really much, so I can't say if
> this is true :-)
>
> Other than that, perhaps some kind of "test suite" that should be "checked
> off" by somebody before each relese - not necessarily checked by the
person
> maintaining it every time?
>
> //Magnus
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Byron Nikolaidis [mailto:byron(dot)nikolaidis(at)home(dot)com]
> > Sent: den 23 oktober 2000 17:17
> > To: Kovacs Zoltan Sandor; pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
> > Cc: dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk; lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu
> > Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] new maintainer for the ODBC driver?
> >
> >
> >
> > Whoever does do it, should have access to the
> > Windows/Microsoft side of
> > things -- not just Visual C++/Studio so he/she can compile an
> > executable
> > version of the driver,  but also the applications, such as
> > Access 2000,
> > Borland <insert product here>, etc.    Since my old computer
> > is gone, I
> > currently have none of the applications I need to do the job
> > any longer. :(
> >
> > It is very important that most of the applications people are
> > using these
> > days with the driver be available to the person maintaining
> > the driver so
> > that all the crazy odbc behaviors can be tested. I know I
> > would rather not
> > have to go out and buy an application software package just
> > to test it with
> > the odbc driver ( BTW,  I did this in the past with Borland
> > c++ builder).
> >
> > Also, it seems rather difficult to be maintaining a version
> > that works well
> > with Unix and also works with Windows.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > Byron
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Kovacs Zoltan Sandor <tip(at)pc10(dot)radnoti-szeged(dot)sulinet(dot)hu>
> > To: <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
> > Cc: <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>; <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
> > Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 7:16 AM
> > Subject: [INTERFACES] new maintainer for the ODBC driver?
> >
> >
> > > > know about). Now that Byron is unable (I assume not unwilling) to
> > > > contribute as he did, I think we need someone to take over
> > > > responsibility or at least get heavily involved as soon
> > as possible.
> > > >
> > > > I would volunteer myself, but my C is isn't really up to
> > it and pgAdmin
> > > > takes a fair bit of time... Anyone else?
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Dave.
> > > The ODBC driver still seems to be an important part of
> > PostgreSQL. So I
> > > really support your idea. Unfortunately I really have no
> > time for this and
> > > I'm rather new to the driver and Postgres internal
> > communication. AFAIK
> > > Thomas Lockhart offered his work in May but I don't think
> > he had enough
> > > time to check what happened on the list since then.
> > >
> > > Regards, Zoltan
> > >
> >


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