[DB-SIG] Linux & Informix

Greg Stein gstein@svpal.org
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:12:45 -0700 (PDT)

To give credit where it is due... Michael Lorton wrote all the modules
that came out of eShop two years ago. I merely did bug fixing, small
improvements, evangelism, and the pass-off to third parties when eShop
could no longer "own" them (due to its acquisition by MSFT).

I'm glad to see that they have contributed and made an impact! It's also
cool to see the same-string optimization actually completed (as the API
was designed to support that technique).


Greg Stein (gstein@lyra.org)                     execfile("disclaimer.py")

On Fri, 14 Aug 1998, Alexander Kuznetsov wrote:

> Michael Lorton wrote:
> > The informixdb module does not provide networking, it just talks to the
> > local interface (although a good db-networking module might be a good
> > idea...)
> >
> OK! This idea comes to me too!
> And I've developed a new Informixdb module a day before.
> It is rewritten completely from the beginning. It's not based on the work
> of Greg Stein, although I used it for reference and It did help me a lot.
> My new informixdb module does support networking. There're also much more
> improvements:
>             - correct deal with memory ( Greg Stein's module doesn't  free
> all memory allocated in execute(), so that python process become enormous
> of size and often fall down, when you do coping of large tables)
>      - you can specify user name and password like that
>           informixdb.informixdb('mydatabase', 'user', 'password')
>      - It executes mush faster queries with the same sql text and
>      different parameters repeatedly. So that it prepares the query
>      only once if it comes the same.
>      - It is a faster at all!
> this list is incomplete list of new features.
> New Informixdb is still under development, but it seems to be stable now. I
> plan to make it free and it will be available on my ftp site in a few days.
> Can anyone help me with new informixdb home page?
> If you want to get informix module now, you may send request to me
> alexan@unicorn.micex.ru.
> This module developed on HP-UX with Informix Online 7.2. It will not
> compile under linux now. So some work should be done to support linux and
> SE. This is work of one day, and I'm going to do this in a few days(before
> putting on ftp site!). Now I have not more time to do this, Sorry :(
> ---
> Alexander Kuznetsov, alexan@unicorn.micex.ru
> Software Engineer
> Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange
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