From: Corwin Joy (cjoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-03 08:51:53
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gregory Seidman" <gseidman_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in Database Template Library?
> 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
> } unixODBC to be the definitive standard for ODBC on non MS Windows
> } platforms." - see details at http://www.unixodbc.org/). However, as far
> } I know, unixODBC currently only runs on Linux and FreeBSD. For other
> } platforms (Solarix, HP-UX, AIX, SGI) one would likely have to buy an
> } 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
> 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
> } Thanks,
> } Corwin
Cool! That is very encouraging....
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