details on Microsoft has been breaking and re-breaking
camber at ais.org
Thu Dec 13 20:35:44 EST 2001
It basically comes down to 1) 7.0 GA breaks Sybase OpenClient connectivity
(basically attempts to connect by a TDS 5.0 client should gracefully fall
back to 4.2 if the server does not support 5.0). 2) 7.0 GA to SP2 broke
big endian sybase (and freetds) connectivity in slightly different ways
(dates, moneys, any complex type like that). And since there is not easy
way to query the server for for an exact patch level it makes it difficult
to determine what to support. I believe all these issues are resolved in
SP3(?) but we've side stepped the issue by allowing big endian clients to
appear to the server as little endian.
On Thu, 13 Dec 2001, Roman Tutunikov wrote:
> Dear All,
> I was reading in the user guide that
> "Microsoft has been breaking and re-breaking how their servers respond to
> big endian clients."
> but I browsed through the links and could not find what exactly was broken
> and re-broken. I would very much appreciate any details. I am trying to
> understand what the issue really was /is.
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