july, 18, 2007 archives

connector/odbc 3.51.17

another month, another mysql connector/odbc release. it has almost become a trend. we only chipped it down to about 124 bugs this time, about a half-dozen less than last time. but we’re going back and re-evaluating some the open bugs now.

we didn’t manage to get windows x64 packaged up this time, but we might slip out a 3.51.17 package for that platform before the next full release. part of the problem in getting it together in time for this release was that odbc on win64 appears rather half-baked, and we couldn’t find much in the way of applications to test with it.

now i’m hip-deep in making sure that the way we calculate the various column lengths that you can retrieve from odbc are correct. in many cases they are not, but the msdn odbc documentation is wonderfully imprecise on what lengths are meant to be returned for many of these. and it sometimes appears to contradict some of the ibm db2 odbc documentation.

flying the flag

flag in the breeze

we’re now flying a flag at our building. we ordered two flags through senator barbara boxer. they were flown over the u.s. capitol building on june 20, 2007. there is no significance to the date, that is just when our order got handled.

i was a little surprised that ordering flags through our senator was about the same price as other sources for flags, and the flag is very good quality.

so far, we’ve been flying the flag every day during daylight hours (although not exactly dawn to dusk). i am not sure how long we will keep that up.

we may mix things up with other flags eventually, but finding decent 5'×8' flags is harder than you would think.

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