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?
> -----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
> 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?
> ----- 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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