I the last few days I released another development release of DBD::ODBC 1.23_5. I've been waiting for smoke testers to attack this release and then I will do an official 1.24 release. Since very few smokers actually run the test code I'm going to look at Test::Database for the next release - if you are a smoker and have Test::Database setup for DBD::ODBC I'd love to hear from you (really).
1.23_5 contains the following changes since 1.23:
=head2 Changes in DBD::ODBC 1.23_5 May 6, 2010
Added advice from Jan Dubois (ActiveState) on building DBD::ODBC for
ActivePerl (see README.windows).
rt56692. Fix spelling mistake in DBD::ODBC pod - thanks to Ansgar
Added a 7th way to help documentation - become a tester.
Hopefully fixed problems building on windows 32 bit platforms that
have old sql header files not mentioning SQLLEN/SQLULEN.
=head2 Changes in DBD::ODBC 1.23_4 April 13, 2010
Added more FAQs.
Small optimization to remove calls to SQLError when tracing is not
turned on. This was a bug. We only need to call SQLError when
SQLExecute succeeds if there is an error handler or if tracing is
enabled. The test was for tracing disabled!
Large experimental change primarily affecting MS SQL Server users but
it does impact on other drivers too. Firstly, for MS SQL Server users
we no longer SQLFreeStmt(SQL_RESET_PARAMS) and rebind bound parameters
as it is causing the MS SQL Server ODBC driver to re-prepare the SQL.
Secondly (for all drivers) we no longer call SQLBindParameter again IF
all the arguments to it are the same as the previous call. If you find
something not working you better let me know as this is such a speed
up I'm going to go with this unless anyone complains.
Minor change to avoid a double call to SQLGetInfo for SQL_DBMS_NAME
immediately after connection.
Small change for rt 55736 (reported by Matthew Kidd) to not assume a
parameter is varXXX(max) if SQLDescribeParam failed in the Microsoft
Native Client driver.
=head2 Changes in DBD::ODBC 1.23_3 March 24, 2010
Minor changes to Makefile.PL and dbdimp.c to remove some compiler
Fix some calls to SQLMoreResults which were not passing informational
messages on to DBI's set_err. As you could not see all the
informational messages from procedures, only the first.
Fix minor issue in 02simple test which printed the Perl subversion
before the version.
Changes to 20SqlServer.t to fix a few typos and make table names
consistent wrt to case - (as someone had turned on case-sensitivity in
SQL Server) Similar changes in rt_38977.t and rt_50852.t
=head2 Changes in DBD::ODBC 1.23_2 January 26, 2010
Fixed bug in Makefile.PL which could fail to find unixODBC/iODBC
header files but not report it as a problem. Thanks to Thomas
J. Dillman and his smoker for finding this.
Fixed some compiler warnings in dbdimp.c output by latest gcc wrt to
format specifiers in calls to PerlIO_printf.
Added the odbc_force_bind_type attribute to help sort out problems
with ODBC Drivers which support SQLDescribeParam but describe the
parameters incorrectly (see rt 50852). Test case also added as
=head2 Changes in DBD::ODBC 1.23_1 October 21, 2009
some formatting changes to output
warn if unixodbc headers are not found that the unixodbc-dev package is not
use $arext instead of "a"
pattern match for pulling libodbc.* changed
warn if DBI_DSN etc not defined
change odbc_config output for stderr to /dev/null
missing / on /usr/local wheb finding find_dm_hdr_files()
New FAQ entries from Oystein Torget for bind parameter bugs in SQL Server.
rt_46597.rt - update on wrong table
Copied dbivport.h from the latest DBI distribution into DBD::ODBC.
Add latest Devel::PPPort ppport.h to DBD::ODBC and followed all
recommendations for changes to dbdimp.c.
Added change to Makefile.PL provided by Shawn Zong to make
Windows/Cygwin work again.
Minor change to Makefile.PL to output env vars to help in debugging
peoples build failures.
Added odbc_utf8_on attribute to dbh and sth handles to mark all
strings coming from the database as utf8. This is for Aster (based on
PostgreSQL) which returns all strings as UTF-8 encoded unicode.
Thanks to Noel Burton-Krahn.
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