Globalize DB dependencies (Oracle?)


Having a look at
there are basically three options left (Localize seems dead,
Multilingual might be a duplicate of Globalize and plain ri18n is
probably too low level).

Unfortunatly Globalize seems to be DB dependent and there’s no Oracle
support (I renamed the “feature” in the list above). What are the
dependencies? Would it be easy to add Oracle support?

BTW: I asked this question in


Globalize was loosely based on Multilingual, but I don’t think
is still under active development. Globalize is DB dependent, but
there’s no
DB-specific code in it. It may work on Oracle right now, it’s just never
been tested. It would be great if you could give it a whirl, Martin.
are no dependencies, just install the plugin (note that there’s a new
for Rails 1.1 – details at, setup
vendor/plugin/globalize/test/config/database.yml (you’ll want to
the “test” section), and run the tests. I’d be happy to help you out
any problems.



Hi Joshua,

thanks for the answer. I’ll give it a try and post the results here.