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Re: [INTERFACES] {Maybe not so OT} interface to MSsql server

From: "Thomas G(dot) Lockhart" <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
To: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)trust(dot)ee>
Cc: "Jackson, DeJuan" <djackson(at)cpsgroup(dot)com>, Antonio Mendez <antonio(at)unbol(dot)bo>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] {Maybe not so OT} interface to MSsql server
Date: 1999-01-19 03:04:11
Message-ID: 36A3F62B.EEA94A88@alumni.caltech.edu (view raw or flat)
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> > The FreeTDS drivers are at http://metalab.unc.edu/freetds/index.html
> > And they are planning a TDS Gateway - a program that provides TDS
> > (ie MSSQL and SyBase) clients with access to other databses, the
> > first one being - surprise! - PostgreSQL.
> > From that on - maybe we could contemplate moving our FE-BE protocol
> > over to TDS. I suspect they are currently implementing much more of
> > ANSI standard SQL CLI than the current (IMHO not very elegant)   
> > protocol.
> I have not looked at it, but I guess that they already have things
> like prepare statements, standard binary format for data (which should
> of course be made extendable for PGSQL), column bindings, getting
> column info, and possibly other things needed to make effective
> interactive client apps.

And we'll get to figure out how to mix LGPL and BSD licenses in our code
base...

                    - Tom

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