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From: "Julia A(dot)Case" <julie(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Byron Nikolaidis <byronn(at)insightdist(dot)com>, Karl Bolingbroke <karl(dot)bolingbroke(at)flyingj(dot)com>, "pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Re: PostgreSQL ODBC
Date: 1998-04-22 10:04:31
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Quoting Byron Nikolaidis (byronn(at)insightdist(dot)com):
> I am working, on my own time, on a port of the new odbc driver to 16 bit.  But
> this might take some time.  I am currently just trying to get the driver to
> compile and link.  Once that is done, there is the issue of memory usage.  The new
> driver uses malloc for data structures and simply returns the pointer as an
> environment, connection, or statement handle.  This is fine for win32 but would
> probably break miserably on win16.  Malloc() is not supposed to be used at all
> under Win3.1 according to Microsoft.  But even the old driver, made quite liberal
> use of malloc() in the 16 bit version.  That might explain some crashes!
	How can I help witht his development?
> I'm not sure about how I am going to test it since I don't have access to any
> Windows 3.1 machines or applications for that matter.
> If anyone has any ideas on testing scenarios, I would love to hear them.  Can you
> test a 16 bit driver properly on windows 95?  If so, what applications can you
> use?
> Or if anyone wants to volunteer to test an experimental 16 bit driver, that might
> help too.
	I will be able to test the 16 bit driver.

> Also, there is the matter of the 16 bit install.  The new driver needs to create
> some new keys (in the INI files) that the old one didn't.  Anybody know anything
> about upgrading the 16 bit install program?
	The install issues are going to be fun.  I still have the source
for the old install.  That could be updated.  The ODBC support files will
need to be updated though.


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