Is ruby dbi still in development?


#1

The lastest version of ruby’s dbi is build at 2003-09-07, 2 years ago
And the las version of the perl 's is build at 2005-11-29…

So when can we a newer version of ruby’s dbi ?
The 0.0.21 is out of date and lack of many important features


#2

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 8:07 pm, cap wrote:

The lastest version of ruby’s dbi is build at 2003-09-07, 2 years ago
And the las version of the perl 's is build at 2005-11-29…

So when can we a newer version of ruby’s dbi ?
The 0.0.21 is out of date and lack of many important features

Yes. There is now a team consisting of myself, Daniel B., Francis
Hwang,
and Patrick M. on the DBI project. We are in the process of updating
the
source code repository for DBI on Rubyforge with the latest source so
that we
can continue development on DBI.

Thanks,

Kirk H.


#3

As Kirk said, we’re moving forward … but slowly. These sorts of
projects, unfortunately, don’t always attract that much attention since
they’re difficult and unglamorous. Everyone involved has lots of other
projects to maintain, which is often the way.

Anyway, which “important features” are important to you? It’d be
helpful to us to know more about people’s expectations of what ruby dbi
should do.


#4

On 12/16/05, cap removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Thanks for your reply and I appreciate your work for providing this lib
for ruby. Now I am promoting ruby in our java team and starting to
write some database maintain tool, but I found that dbi has some bugs
(error while fetching NULL Time column) and lack of some functions (the
DBI::Timestamp doesn’t implements == method,

I am running into a lot of issues with this too.

Another annoying thing (correct me if I’m insane), but it seems like
depending on the DBMS you are using, StatementHandle#rows can be
inconsistant as to whether it gives you 0 or nil.

My assumption is that StatementHandle#fetchable? is based on one or
the other (i’m guessing nil)
and this means that fetchable? is not platform independant.

For someone who codes on Gentoo(mysql 4.x) and builds his gems on OS X
(mysql 5) and runs his code on Win2k pro(SQL Server via ODBC), this
gets annoying quick.

can’t use Row while offline…)

What do you mean by this?

If you’re looking for a sort of hash / array type access to datarows,
you could use Ruport to execute your query and then serialize to YAML
and bring back the DataRows easily.

I imagine this could be done with DBI::Rows too though, cant it?


#5

Thanks for your reply and I appreciate your work for providing this lib
for ruby. Now I am promoting ruby in our java team and starting to
write some database maintain tool, but I found that dbi has some bugs
(error while fetching NULL Time column) and lack of some functions (the
DBI::Timestamp doesn’t implements == method, can’t use Row while
offline…), I thought fixing these is easy but I haven’t see any
change from 2003 to now, so I thought the dbi project is stopped and
post this message. I think a new version of dbi is very import now. (I
feel it’s hard to use a 0.0.21’s lib in 2003 to persuade my colleague
into using it)


#6

I found a patch can fix the NULL(alos include “0000-00-00 00:00:00”)
TIME column error

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=902490&group_id=43737&atid=437253

Gregory B. wrote:

depending on the DBMS you are using, StatementHandle#rows can be

can’t use Row while offline…)

What do you mean by this?

I means using DBI::Rows after connection of db is closed,change some
value ,then put them back to the database,

If you’re looking for a sort of hash / array type access to datarows,
you could use Ruport to execute your query and then serialize to YAML
and bring back the DataRows easily.

I imagine this could be done with DBI::Rows too though, cant it?

Yes, I already used my own keyable-array class to store these data… I
just thought making DBI::Row have these function is valuable.


#7

On Friday 16 December 2005 9:12 am, cap wrote:

I found a patch can fix the NULL(alos include “0000-00-00 00:00:00”)
TIME column error

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=902490&group_id=43
737&atid=437253

There is a variety of broken time/date handling that I have completed or
partial patches for that will be applied. The NULL timestamp issue is
one of
them.

Kirk H.


#8

On 12/16/05, cap removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I found a patch can fix the NULL(alos include “0000-00-00 00:00:00”)
TIME column error

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=902490&group_id=43737&atid=437253

Neat.

Gregory B. wrote:

I imagine this could be done with DBI::Rows too though, cant it?

Yes, I already used my own keyable-array class to store these data… I
just thought making DBI::Row have these function is valuable.

Yeah, it would definitely help. I think pretty much everyone is
rolling their own, and that kind of fragmentation isn’t good.