pyfirebirdsql will become the next Firebird Python driver

Philippe Makowski wrote on the firebird-python list
The driver is hosted on github

First thanks Hajime Nakagami for your job

I really thinks that we need to put our effort on this driver so it became the Firebird Python driver instead of Kinterbasdb
here few points I saw :

– need a change in so install work
– transactions parameter we need the possibility to send custom transaction parameter buffers, for what I saw today transactions are (isc_tpb_write, isc_tpb_wait, isc_tpb_read_committed, isc_tpb_rec_version)
– need documentation
– can we extend it or create a new module to work with trace api ?


ps after a small change in I will certainly package it for
Mageia and Fedora

Firebird to be included in #Mageia : a new GNU #Linux distribution based on #Mandriva Ashes

Firebird history and Mageia story are related to each other  , here are the Philippe’s kind words

A new GNU Linux distribution is born : Mageia, a Mandriva Linux fork.

So why speak about this here ?

First, Firebird packages need a maintainer and as I am the one in Mandriva, I will do the same in Mageia

Second, this story remind me a little the Firebird story

Third I’m enthusiast to contribute (may be more than only Firebird related packages) to a such challenging adventure, and in this one, there are people that I really trust.

Long live Mageia :