Firebird 2.5.1 packages are now available in Fedora 15 updates Epel6 (RHEL and Centos 6) packages are in testing for one more week according to the Epel policy. About Mageia 1 they will be in updates soon. For Mandriva they are in Cooker.
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 setup.py 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 setup.py I will certainly package it for
Mageia and Fedora
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 : http://www.mageia.org/