ODBC/JDBC Driver Development
16 November 2010
Release Candidate 2 (RC2) for the V.2.0 driver is in the pre-release area, ready to test.
18 October 2010
I am Alexander Potapchenko. I have formally taken up the role of coordinator of this neglected ODBC driver sub-project. My challenge over the next weeks will be to bring the V.2.0 driver up to release standard and begin planning the V.2.1 release. I cannot do this alone. Here is how you (as a user) can help:
Join the Firebird-ODBC-devel mailing list
That is the primary place where news of test builds will appear. It is also where to discuss possible bugs before entering them in the Tracker. You can subscribe to the list HERE.
Sign up to the Bug Tracker
The immediate need is to get an updated list of bugs into the Tracker. Sign up, log in, and then go HERE, where you can select the ODBC Driver Project and enter details of an issue that you know about. Once the issue is in the Tracker, it will have a number. You can visit the issue to check it, update it, upload files, etc.
Be willing to test!
Whenever test sources or binaries are available, they will be listed here and at the list. Testing and feeding back on these builds are the best possible way to contribute and ensure that releases appear early and often.
Our primary channel of communication is the list. Please do not contact me privately unless I ask you to.
Latest Development Reports
19 November 2008
Alexander has put up Release Candidate 1 binaries and source today, OdbcFb v.RC1-2.0.0148, for you to download and test. Please put these builds through their paces and report back (good and bad) to the firebird-odbc-devel list.
NOTE, from now, please take your downloads via the Downloads section. We will reserve this page for news about the ODBC driver development.
Development has been in the doldrums for a couple of years, with departure of the sub-project's former coordinator, Vladimir Tsvigun, to new parts. Recently, Alexander Potapchenko, a senior developer from Red Soft, has agreed to become the new coordinator.
This month both Alexander and IBPhoenix have produced some test builds with the aim of getting the v.2 beta driver tested and released. They are working together to get the ODBC driver into shape and properly lodged in our official repositories. In the meantime, the builds are available to test, from the Red Soft and IBPhoenix sites, respectively.
Feedback to the ODBC-devel list, please - see link in the side menu.
The Potapchenko Builds
21 Oct 2008
Older Betas, Documentation and Examples
You can still access the older betas, help files and examples done by Vladimir Tsvigun at the IBPhoenix site.
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