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15.7 scripting drivers (DBD, Ruby, Python etc..)

3 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2011-09-13 01:33:12.0Z
NJS Posted on 2011-09-11 23:46:28.0Z
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there is no information yet on the availability of this scripting drivers
for ASE 15.7.

Anyone knows when they will be available.

Also, are they available for Linux and Windows (XP, 7, 2008 , R2).

could not find any information on the sybase support website for customers
or solved-case website (which is very good usually).


Michael Peppler [Team Sybase] Posted on 2011-09-12 04:51:40.0Z
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On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:46:28 -0700, NJS wrote:

> there is no information yet on the availability of this scripting drivers
> for ASE 15.7.
>
> Anyone knows when they will be available.
>
> Also, are they available for Linux and Windows (XP, 7, 2008 , R2).
>
> could not find any information on the sybase support website for customers
> or solved-case website (which is very good usually).

Do you mean scripting drivers provided by Sybase, or the existing
freeware/open source drivers?

If the latter - then I imagine that you'll have to wait for 15.7 to be
released - in particular for the corresponding OpenCLient SDK to be
available so that any changes that might be required can be included.

However, going by past experience, ASE is in general very good at
backwards compatibility, so a driver that works with 15.5 will most likely
work fine with 15.7, at least for all the features that are carried over
from 15.5 (i.e. new features may not be accessible via the old OpenClient
code, depending on how that feature is implemented).

Michael


NJS Posted on 2011-09-13 01:33:12.0Z
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thanks Michael.

At a recent NYC Sybase-IQ conference, they mentioned that Sybase would now
provide these Drivers for Perl/Python/Django/Ruby, so customers would not
need to take the pains of going to CPAN or download/compiling these
drivers. They were supposed to be shipped with the sybase Client software.
Unfortunately there is hardly any documentation on 15.7, so its hard to plan
for how to package such a product (whats the connection-strings going to
look-like). how easy it would be to deploy compared to the opensource made
available DBI/DBD etc..
I am sure most DBMS vendors would take this initiative eventually, as there
is customer-support and accountibility for vendor owned software.

As for compatibility, you are right, thats never been a problem with sybase.

"Michael Peppler [Team Sybase]" <mpeppler@peppler.org> wrote in message
news:pan.2011.09.12.04.51.38.373614@peppler.org...
> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:46:28 -0700, NJS wrote:
>
>> there is no information yet on the availability of this scripting drivers
>> for ASE 15.7.
>>
>> Anyone knows when they will be available.
>>
>> Also, are they available for Linux and Windows (XP, 7, 2008 , R2).
>>
>> could not find any information on the sybase support website for
>> customers
>> or solved-case website (which is very good usually).
>
> Do you mean scripting drivers provided by Sybase, or the existing
> freeware/open source drivers?
>
> If the latter - then I imagine that you'll have to wait for 15.7 to be
> released - in particular for the corresponding OpenCLient SDK to be
> available so that any changes that might be required can be included.
>
> However, going by past experience, ASE is in general very good at
> backwards compatibility, so a driver that works with 15.5 will most likely
> work fine with 15.7, at least for all the features that are carried over
> from 15.5 (i.e. new features may not be accessible via the old OpenClient
> code, depending on how that feature is implemented).
>
> Michael
>