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
> 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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