[DB-SIG] python-informix

Thomas Bryan tbryan@arlut.utexas.edu
Thu, 13 May 1999 17:17:45 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 11 May 1999, Sere Gerrit wrote:

> I want to try to make a connection to Informix with the module
> informixdb.

Another solution is to use mxODBC and connect to the Informix DB with
ODBC.  I'm considering that solution myself.

> After the statement
> import informixdb
> I received a raise statement.

I remember something like this when I first tried informixdb, but I was
able to work around it (on Red Hat 5.2).  It was a silly little
problem...but, I can't remember what it was. :-/ Maybe I'll remember if
you actually post the entire error message.

> Any sugestions ?

At one point, Stephen Turner (sjturner@ix.netcom.com) considered taking
over maintenance of the informixdb code.  Bertil posted that he (Bertil)
can't maintain it and would be happy if someone else took up the code.
I don't remember what ever happened since I got pulled off of the DB work
for which I needed informixdb.  I'm interested again since I might be
suddenly put back to work with informix, and I want to have a good RAD
language to use when we start our development.

I know that Stephen at least has some patches for the current version of
the informixdb.  Perhaps we can convince him at least to post those


Tom Bryan
Applied Research Laboratories
University of Texas at Austin