[Lazarus] @Mattias: dblib was Reminder: lovely new components for palette read for commit

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat Mar 31 11:17:40 CEST 2012

On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:58:57 +0200
Reinier Olislagers <reinierolislagers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29-3-2012 15:00, Reinier Olislagers wrote:
> > .... Already run on Windows; it's meanwhile been tested and approved by
> > Ludo Brands on Linux.
> > 
> > Anybody willing to apply it (optionally with less ugly icons) - or
> > assign it to himself?
> > 
> > http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=21578
> > 
> Mattias, thanks for applying.
> You mentioned in the bug report that you wanted to include the example
> programs but wondered if there's a way to do it without FreeTDS
> dblib.dll (and its dependency, iconv*.dll).
> Can't comment in the bug itself, as it is closed.

AFAIK there is no example yet for this stuff, so it would be helpful.
Only x-platform examples are put into Lazarus sources.

Do you have a x-platform example?

> As far as I know: no. There might be a Microsoft-supplied dblib.dll but
> that must have been very old. Can't find it in a SQL Server 2008 Express
> install. Think I also searched on a regular SQL Server 2008 and Sybase
> 15 install.
> Adding the samples with a readme stating users have to download/install
> the FreeTDS libraries seems to be a sane alternative.
> FYI, Marco v.d. Voort did indicate in the related FPC bug (17303 not
> 21571 as I had indicated in the bug report, sorry):
> "I don't think FPC should go into the third party DLL building and
> distributing business.
> Sure, we can put the DLL in contrib/ if the license allows. "
> Don't know what contrib/ is; presumably an SVN URL?
> The FreeTDS license is LGPL:
> http://www.freetds.org/faq.html#license


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