[Zope-DB] Re: Oracle & Zope
Matthew T. Kromer
matt at bane.mi.org
Mon Jun 28 11:35:38 EDT 2004
Matt Hamilton wrote:
>>I'd be very interested to hear views on the above, particularly from Matt,
>>eGenix guys and the cxOracle maintainers if anyone knows how to contact
>I presume, that Matt is me? :) I don't know the Oracle code at all very
>well. I have installed DCOracle2 a few times in the past, but I don't
>know the specifics of it. All I do know is that the ability to connect to
>Oracle is a very big checkbox on the list of 'is Plone good for my
>enterprise'. If we were to lose it, there would be a lot of people put
>off. The project I am working on now, requires connection to Oracle, but
>we haven't got that far yet. I was thinking of just using DCOracle2, but
>then I didn't know of any alternative plans.
>If the other Oracle libs you mention have a python binding (I think one
>does doesn't it) then it should be fairly trivial to write the Zope DA. I
>think the DCOracle2 problems were mainly to do with the actual C interface
>right? (and its impact on threading).
The Matt he was referring to was probably me.
I will generally help debug & diagnose issues with the C driver that are
brought to my attention, but I dont work on it very actively any more.
I went out and set up a SourceForge site to host the code (I want to
move it off of zope.org and split the Oracle adapter and Zope adapters
apart again) but I haven't done anything further at this stage.
Chris has patched some of the Zope driver-isms that cause some of the
worst behavior in the driver, but MOST of the Zope 2 RDBMS plumbing is
overdue for the attack of the roto-rooters to clean out 5 years of
sediment. The amount of inertia involved is largely what prevents this
from taking place.
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