Re: ITP: unixODBC
On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Jim Ziegler wrote:
> What is the unixODBC Project?
> The unixODBC Project goals are to develop
> and promote unixODBC to be the definitive
> standard for ODBC on the Linux platform.
> This is to include GUI support for KDE.
Just for the sake of interest: Are there any plans for a GTK+
frontend (see below).
> The unixODBC team has reached this objective by
> providing the best technical solution to ODBC
> demands on the Linux platform. Also; ALL unixODBC
> development is and will be distributed under GPL
> or LGPL. The LGPL on libs will ensure that
> commercial solutions will be able to utilize
Is unixODBC related to FreeTDS which implements an ODBC driver
to MS SQL server. I planed to package FreeTDS but I'm not sure
if this would be necessary if I could solve my problems with unixODBC.
> Package: libodbc
Does this depend from Qt, too?
> Note that upstream has specified GPL and LGPL, but
> these tools use QT. Upstream has agreed to add
> additional wording to the license to specifically
> allow linking and distribution with the QT
> libraries. Suggested wording would be appreciated.
May be at least the libodbc package could go into main.
If there would be a port to GTK+ would be very nice because it would
a) be free
b) would open Gnome users the same possibility
> I am not currently a Debian member, sponsorship
New-maintainer is open, thought.