Forum OpenACS Q&A: Canonical source for Oracle and Postgres AOLserver drivers?
Based on this thread from Sept. and activity on the AOLserver list from around that time, I believe the canonical, up-to-date and maintained version of the Oracle driver is now nsoracle at SourceForge, which you can get with:
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/aolserver co nsoracle
However, I know of three different CVS repositories for the Postgres driver:
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/acs-pg co driver-2.3 cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot co postgresql-driver cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/aolserver co nspostgres
What is the story behind each of those? Which one should I use??
mostly it's just style and a some stuff moved into a header file). I am pretty sure Don is the maintainer there.
- Version in OpenACS AOLserver distribution
- Version in acs-pg repository - Improved error messages thanks to Steve Woodcock, Added patches by David Walker
- Version in OpenACS.org repository - DanW removed debug output for bind variables
- Version in SourceForge repository - The code cleanup Jeff described
There's no direct access to the repository files, so in order to add all of the previous revisions and log notes you would need to ask the SourceForge support team to do it for you.
The CVS browser at the aolserver SourceForge site doesn't show Don making any commits as yet. Don?
Methinks I may have to see about maintaining this driver again... any objections, if I can find the time to do it?
The reason I had stopped maintaining it is very simple -- I was no longer using it, as I was stuck in AOLserver 2.3.3-land. I am now out of that area, and am going to be actively using the OpenACS-capable driver again. I will also have sites that will be using the straight non-OpenACS nspostgres as well.