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

From: Ludek Finstrle <luf(at)pzkagis(dot)cz>
To: "Luiz K(dot) Matsumura" <luiz(at)planit(dot)com(dot)br>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Better version of ODBC to use with each version of Postgres
Date: 2006-01-24 13:23:40
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> 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 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.



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