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Re: Better version of ODBC to use with each version of Postgres

From: "Luiz K(dot) Matsumura" <luiz(at)planit(dot)com(dot)br>
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Better version of ODBC to use with each version of Postgres
Date: 2006-01-24 14:16:18
Message-ID: 43D636B2.1030706@planit.com.br (view raw or flat)
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Thank's Ludek and Alejandro.

This clarify what's I can recommend to my team to do.
I will wait the new release before to recommend upgrade and in the test 
project, will use 08.01.0107.


Alejandro D. Burne wrote:
> 2006/1/24, Ludek Finstrle <luf(at)pzkagis(dot)cz <mailto:luf(at)pzkagis(dot)cz>>:
>
>     > I'm some confusing about what the better version of Odbc to use with
>     > Postgres 8.0.x versions
>     > Is the psqlodbc-08_00_0102 better to use than psqlodbc-08_01_0102 ?
>
>     No it isn't. Higher psqlODBC version may be better. There are
>     some known problems between 07.03 and 08.01 (I'm sorry I don't know
>     if the problem raised between 07.03 and 08.00 or between 08.00 and
>     08.01).
>     08.01 is libpq based. It means that 08.01 is using libpq calls when
>     communicate with backend.
>     We follow backend version numbering but we may be backward compatible
>     (08.01 my be backward compatible with 7.3 at least).
>
>     > But I read some messages that there are some problems with
>     > psqlodbc-08_01_0102 with VFP.
>
>     Yes it's true.
>
>     > I'm have one project that I testing with Postgres 8.1 then I install
>     > psqlodbc-08_01_0102, apparently it's all ok
>
>     If you have no problem you can use the version which better suite to
>     you (time comparsing or whatever you want).
>
>     > Well, I know that psqlodbc-08_01_0107 is a snapshot release, but
>     in this
>     > case is more recommended still work with 08_01_0102 or use
>     08_01_0107 ?
>
>     I'm recommending 08.01.0107. But I advise you test the psqlODBC before
>     you use it in production. 08.01.0107 has a many bug fixes againist
>     08.01.0102. Some of the changes could create another bug which we
>     haven't find yet ...
>
>     > We have some optimistic probability of a new release version soon ?
>
>     If you read 08.01.0107 release notes we're close to releasing new
>     stable release. There is 64-bit compatibility problem which we marked
>     as release stopper. I hope we'll solve the 64-bit issue quite soon
>     (week or two).
>
>     I hope I don't add you more questions then answers.
>
>     Regards,
>
>     Luf
>
>
> Hi, I'm a vfp+postgres developer too, (vfp 6.0 - postgres 8.1), I 
> suggest use of 08.01.0107 psqlODBC's version. This solved a lot of 
> C00005 error messages on vfp.
>
> Alejandro

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