[squeak-dev] Re: [ANN] - New SqueakDBX release
Mariano Martinez Peck
marianopeck at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 12:54:57 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:52 AM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> Mariano -
> The installation instructions say that one needs to compile OpenDBX first
> which seems cumbersome.
Andreas: Thanks for asking. Yes, it's true. At first, it looks cumbersome
but actually it isn't so complicated. At least in linux. I mean, everybody
who has linux has compiled things by himself. However, in Windows, it is
more complicated and users are less used to compile things.
> What's the easiest way to test this without having to build the library
> itself from first principles? Are there any precompiled binary SqueakDBX has
tested with? I'm in particular interested in a Windows install.
Yes. There are binaries, but for OpenDBX, not SqueakDBX haha. For Linux, we
have .rpm and .deb. The thing is that there are only binaries for stable
version (just a matter of time). However, If you tell me which backend you
want, I can do it for you.
In windows, I really don't know too much. What I can tell you is that we
have postgresql and mssql working. OpenDBX has a library for the core (here
in windows a dll) and another library for each of the compiled backends. So,
suppose we only want PostreSQl, you will have openDBX.dll and
openDBXPostreSQL.dll. These DLLs, I can send it to you. Yo put them in
c:/windwos/system32/ (or similar). That may work, but, be aware you must
have client (postgres in this example) library installed and visible in your
What backend are you interested in windows?
> - Andreas
> Mariano Martinez Peck wrote:
>> As promise, here are new benchmarks: http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6063
>> Till now, we only have benchmarks for PostgreSQL. Now we have for all the
>> supported backends.
>> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Mariano Martinez Peck <
>> marianopeck at gmail.com <mailto:marianopeck at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> We are very glad to announce our second beta release of SqueakDBX.
>> The aim of this project is to build an OpenDBX
>> (http://www.linuxnetworks.de/doc/index.php/OpenDBX/) plugin which will
>> allow users to perform relational database operations (DDL, DML and
>> SQL) through a truly open source library.
>> The features for this release are:
>> Bugs fixed:
>> - Bug in odbx_query(), odbx_result() and odbx_result_finish()
>> execution order.
>> - Timeout in DBXPlatform #nextResultSet: was wrong mapped with FFI.
>> Now, it is nil.
>> - Some bugs in OpenDBXWin32 with apiCalls.
>> New Features:
>> -Support for SQLite in Linux
>> -Support for MSSQL in linux and windows (with MinGW)
>> -Support for PostgreSQL in Windows (with MinGW).
>> -Better error handling. See http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6076
>> -New <http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6076-New> non-blocking plugin to
>> replace FFI (just a proof of concept, but
>> running). See OpenDBX-Plugin package in Monticello.
>> -New SqueakDBX tutorial: how to compile openDBX in linux and windwos,
>> common problems and solutions. You can download it from:
>> However this pdf will be converted into "wiki format" and put there.
>> -Configurable Log. See http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6099
>> -Refactorized <http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6099-Refactorized> and
>> updated wiki: http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6052
>> - We will be adding benchmarks on different backends and OS soon in
>> the wiki: http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6063.
>> - You must use openDBX 1.3.10 version.
>> Useful links from wiki:
>> - Current supported backends, operating system and squeak images here:
>> - ChangeLog: http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6109
>> - Targets and Features: http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6106
>> Again, help wanted. We are really convinced about open source
>> projects. A software project is better when people share opinions,
>> work, advice, comments, etc.
>> We would really appreciate if you:
>> -Give us opinions, comments, ideas, new features, complaints and so on.
>> -tell us if you find a bug.
>> -tell us if you test SqueakDBX with other RDMBS or OS different from
>> the ones we tested. Just to know if it works or not :)
>> Full documentation, installation and getting started instructions can
>> be found at wiki page: http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6052
>> Packages can be installed from Universe (3.10) or SqueakMap. Current
>> version is 0.8
>> Sources can be download from SqueakSource
>> http://www.squeaksource.com/SqueakDBX (it requires FFI installed)
>> Mary christmas,
>> SqueakDBX team
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