Problems with the FreeTDS JDBC driver
jez at whatsonwhen.com
Wed Apr 18 06:17:49 EDT 2001
I'm no expert on the JDBC driver, but my understanding is:
>Anyway, we managed to use the compiled code "freetds_jdbc.snapshot.jar",
>but the documentaion says "It has not been tested and might not even run
>at all". Can anyone tell how much we can rely on it?
This is the latest version. It is probably the one to use, as it has many
more methods implemented than the tested version. However, I treat it as
(good) alpha code.
>When do FreeTDS plan on checking this version? Is it being actively
>And since the tested version hasn't been updated for almost 2 years, maybe
>it is even less reliable than the snapshot?
The snapshot is, as far as I know, being actively maintained and updated.
Lots of people use it, and there have even been reports of it being used in
production, although I don't think this is recommended (at least without
lots of testing at your end). I think at the end of the day, if you want
something that's guaranteed to work and supported, you're going to have to
shell out. Merant (www.merant.com), for example, produce a commercial
Having said that, I've been using the FreeTDS version for a couple of months
with no problems, and it's certainly an excellent piece of coding. For more
information on particular problems, take a look through the mail archives
for this list (http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=freetds&r=1&w=2).
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