Inline TDS ODBC driver Alpha Release
pounder at inline.net
Tue Mar 14 17:52:17 EST 2000
we will be releasing the source as soon as:
1) some additional features for the catalog functions are in place
2) we clean out the debugging code (some of which is proprietary and we
will not release)
3) any bugs people report meanwhile are fixed.
(timeline probably end of this week)
some of the modified library source is already merged into the freetds cvs
thanks to Brian.
At 01:56 PM 3/14/00 -0800, you wrote:
>--- Jon Pounder <pounder at inline.net> wrote:
>> Inline (www.inline.net) is proud to announce we have
>> almost completed an
>> ODBC driver based upon a patched version of the
>> freetds library.
>So I wonder if I need to bother doing any more work on
>the FreeTDS ODBC driver?
>I wonder when they intend to release the source to the
>ODBC portion of their work?
>> This is being released today as a binary only alpha
>> copy for people to try
>> on various o/s's. Source will be released shortly as
>> well, once it has
>> stabilized somewhat, and debugging sections removed.
>> This is being released in this manner due to the
>> increased number of items
>> on various lists asking for tds library fixes we
>> already have, and for a
>> driver for Sybase and MS Sqlserver in general. When
>> we feel the code is in
>> a relatively stable and clean state, we will be
>> releasing the driver itself
>> as open source.
>> There have been changes to the freetds library as
>> well so we are getting
>> those integrated in that project meanwhile. (This
>> includes porting it to
>> The driver runs with various versions of MS
>> Sqlserver and Sybase, and on
>> either windows or various unix variants. The driver
>> has been a ground up
>> redo of the existing freetds odbc driver, and fixes
>> many of the incorrect
>> behaviours it had, as well as adding a host of new
>> The driver does not require a native ODBC driver on
>> the system with the
>> dbms. The driver communicates directly with the dbms
>> engine, and is not a
>> bridge of any sort. The only server side requirement
>> is having the dbms
>> configured to use tcp/ip, and not just named pipes
>> which is the MS default.
>> Several additional features are in the works related
>> to the catalog
>> functions, and multidirectional cursors, and those
>> will be completed as
>> well when we release the source code.
>> The drivers is posted on the
>> http://library.freeodbc.org download page.
>> Contact me directly if you need a driver for an
>> operating system it is not
>> posted for.
>> Jon Pounder, Development Engineer
>> Inline Internet Systems
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