FreeTDS 0.52 Release Announcement
camber at ais.org
Thu Jul 5 21:52:25 EDT 2001
Well, FreeTDS 0.52 is as done as it's going to be, so the following
announcement is being sent to various websites and revalent newsgroups.
freetds.org has been updated with links to the software, announcement, and
release notes. A huge thanks to everyone who helped with this release.
The FreeTDS Project is proud to announce the availability of FreeTDS 0.52.
FreeTDS is a open re-implementation of the TDS (Tabular DataStream) Protocol
used by Sybase and Microsoft in their database products. Specifically, FreeTDS
allows Linux and Unix machines to act as clients to a Microsoft SQL Server,
Sybase ASE or ASA dataserver and related products.
FreeTDS supports a range of protocol dialects from both vendors and three client
APIs (dblib, ctlib, and ODBC).
New features in this release include:
. Major enhancements to the ODBC driver allowing it to work with the unixODBC
and iODBC driver managers as well as working with PHP and Perl ODBC
. New configuration file format for finer grained control. The older
'interfaces' format is retained as a fallback for Sybase compatibility.
. Preliminary connection pooling code.
. Better documentation.
. FreeTDS is now 64bit clean.
. Added support for nullable bit types under TDS 7.0
. Many bug fixes.
Source packages or RPMs for FreeTDS 0.52 can be obtained at iBiblio or any of
its mirror sites:
For more information on the FreeTDS project or the related FreeTDS/JDBC native
Java driver please visit http://www.freetds.org
More information about the FreeTDS