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[REBOL] Re: Any changes re dbases in upcoming RT products?

From: holger:rebol at: 2-Oct-2001 7:12

On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 02:55:16PM +0200, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> Hi, > > If not secret, I would like to know, if there are any changes introduced > to upcoming RT products in database area? E.g. non-blocking ODBC,
Sterling might be able to answer that. Last I heard the Microsoft ODBC API was so inconsistent and buggy (no surprise, really, coming from Microsoft) that it is rather difficult to get it to work fully reliably at all across all versions and drivers. Adding non-blocking support would really be pushing it. I would like to see it, but it is probably not a priority any time soon.
> other > drivers (PostGress, DB2),
Direct support for PostgresSQL is planned. DB2: I don't know. I don't think we have had any requests.
> changes on FastCGI front (Holger? What was the > conlusion of email exchange with Rob? Will there be any update to RTs > own fast cgi solution?)
The conclusion was that REBOL's FastCGI handler has the same capabilities as all others (perl etc.), except that the inofficial Windows pipe hack is not supported. Considering how much trouble that hack has caused for applications that support it, not supporting it yet may be a Good Thing. I don't intend to make any functional changes at this time. REBOL FastCGI works well the way it is. Windows pipe support MAY be added later, if it becomes widely used and stable across Windows versions. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]