Forum: Ruby Ruby/Informix 0.5.0 released

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Gerardo S. Gómez Garrido (Guest)
on 2006-12-28 05:56
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Ruby/Informix is a Ruby extension for connecting to IBM Informix
Dynamic Server, written in ESQL/C.

It is being developed and heavily tested on Solaris/SPARC. It has been
reported to work on Linux Fedora, SuSE Linux, Windows XP and HP-UX.

0.5.0  12/27/2006
New features:
        * Easier to install
        * BigDecimal accepted for input parameters
        * BigDecimal used for instantiating DECIMAL and MONEY values
        * Cursor, Statement, Slob and Database accept an optional block
          automatically frees resources after execution.
          Based on ideas and pseudo-code by
          Edwin F. <emofine at finecomputerconsultants dot com> and
        * Database#slob shortcut for creating Slob objects.
        * Slob::Stat class implemented. Returned by Slob#stat,
represents the
          SLOB status. Methods: atime, ctime, mtime, refcnt and size.
        * Slob new methods: <<, rewind, stat, pos, pos=, lock, unlock,
                            estbytes, extsz, flags, maxbytes, sbspace,
                            extsz=, flags=,
                            atime, ctime, mtime, refcnt and size
        * Thread safe

        * DECIMAL and MONEY columns are no longer returned as Float.
          is used instead.

Bugs fixed:
        * If there was an error reading (ifx_lo_read) an SLOB, memory
          allocated for the read buffer was not freed. Noticed by
          Edwin F. <emofine at finecomputerconsultants dot com>
        * maxbytes option was ignored when creating an Slob object
        * Documentation for Slob mentioned an RDRW constant, but it
          is RDWR.

Special thanks to Guy Bowerman, Jonathan Leffler and Logan C. for
feedback and help.

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