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Re: [INTERFACES] Re: ODBC 16 bit support

From: David Hartwig <daveh(at)insightdist(dot)com>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, pgsql-interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Re: ODBC 16 bit support
Date: 1998-04-20 18:07:49
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The Hermit Hacker wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Apr 1998, Byron Nikolaidis wrote:
>
> > Now that said, on my own time over the weekend, I will look into what it
> > would take to make the current driver support win3.1.  But if it turns
> > out that it would degrade the performance of the driver for 32bit or
> > require major rework, I would probably have to say, it would be best to
> > have 2 separate drivers.
>
>         And I've have to say a *definite* no here...the result of that
> would be two different drivers, with different features available to
> it...totally unacceptable.
>
>         That would be like taking our 32bit vs 64bit server and saying
> that since nobody many ppl are using 64bit right now, we're going to get
> rid of those features that are currently broken, instead of trying to
> address them.
>
>         Quite frankly, this whole thread is starting to cause me to
> reconsider my decision to move away from the old driver over to this new
> driver... *sigh*
>

Let me save you some trouble.

We offered our driver to you, to do with, as you wish.  Our only purpose was to
strengthen the PostgreSQL effort.   It appears that we have failed in this
effort.    Nonetheless, the offer still holds.  Only, we are withdrawing our
cooperative support.   Life is too short to take this kind of grief.  (see Billy
Gates karma.)

Marc, you seem to know much about managing these sorts of projects.   For that you
deserve much credit.   However, you may have been better served by not taking
sides on this Windows issue.   You, yourself claimed you did not know much about
Windows programming.   At least that is what you said, when you installed an
overseer (Julie) between us and the source we were trying to support .   I do not
understand your absolutist positions on these matters.

We will continue to post our version of the driver at our site.   If anyone wants
to use it or distribute it, including the PostgreSQL.org, great.   Furthermore, we
will consider any patches or comments that are sent our way - via direct mail.

I apologize to our two or three supporters.



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