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From: Gregory Seidman (gseidman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-03 00:46:14

Corwin Joy sez:
} ----- Original Message -----
} From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
} To: <boost_at_[hidden]>; <boost_at_[hidden]>
} Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 8:23 AM
} Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in Database Template Library?
} > At 10:06 PM 6/1/2001, Corwin Joy wrote:
} > * Is there a portable, freely available database backend?
} >
} Yes. In addition to running versus Microsoft ODBC, we also run against
} unixODBC under Linux ("The unixODBC Project goals are to develop and promote
} unixODBC to be the definitive standard for ODBC on non MS Windows
} platforms." - see details at However, as far as
} I know, unixODBC currently only runs on Linux and FreeBSD. For other unix
} platforms (Solarix, HP-UX, AIX, SGI) one would likely have to buy an ODBC
} driver from Merant :-(.

I have used unixODBC on Solaris and Linux with PostgreSQL and DB2 with no
problem. I see no reason why it wouldn't work on other Unix systems. I can
try it on SGI and AIX if people are interested (with PostgreSQL, anyway...
I don't have permission to install things like DB2 on the SGI and AIX boxen
around). In any case, unixODBC seems to be a solid ODBC implementation for
any POSIX-like environment (including BeOS, I think). The only system I
know of which may not have an ODBC implementation available is pre-OSX Mac.

} Thanks,
} Corwin

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