[ruby-dbi-users] Oracle vs. OCI8 driver

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Fri Mar 14 00:05:11 EDT 2008

On 12/03/2008, Erik Hollensbe - erik at hollensbe.org wrote:
>  So in lieu of all of this, I'm proposing:
>  1) That we deprecate the Oracle driver, politely asking that those that need
>  it maintain it, which is the direction we're heading anyways.
>  2) We modify the test suite to test against OCI8, outright skipping the types
>  testing (but making sure the rest works) until 0.4.0 starts development,
>  which is going to have a strong focus on type handling.
>  Complaints/flames/ideas?

This sounds reasonable to me.  Better to get the release out and show
the world that DBI is alive and kicking.  Any complaints raised after
the fact can be dealt with as they come up.


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