Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge public beta

Easysoft Ltd would like to announce the third public beta of the
ODBC-ODBC Bridge for Linux. The ODBC-ODBC Bridge is a package of
libraries which provide applications on Linux with access to ODBC
data sources on remote machines. Examples of using the ODBC-ODBC
Bridge are:

[1] Apache/PHP + the ODBC-ODBC Bridge (running on Linux) to read/write
    data held in Microsoft SQLServer on NT.

[2] Perl + DBI + DBD:ODBC + the ODBC-ODBC Bridge (running on Linux) to
    read/write data held in a Microsoft Access database on NT.

[3] As above but with Python's mxODBC, or any C application.

[4] Access from StarOffice or Applixware on Linux to remote ODBC

The Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge provides the full ODBC 3.5 API
specification and also includes parts of the ODBC 2.0 API now
deprecated in ODBC 3.0/3.5. This allows the application developer
to link directly with the Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge client without
the requirement to install a driver manager on the Linux client
(although you can do if you want).

Changes since the second public beta include:

[1] Added support for Microsoft SQLServer 7.0, Windows 2000 beta3,
    Windows 95, Solaris/Sparc, StarOffice, Python ODBC Interface mxODBC
    and the unixODBC driver manager.
[2] New multithreaded ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server,
[3] network traffic compression
[4] alpha Block-Fetch-mode
[5] various bug fixes
[6] new beta expiry date of 1st October 1999.

See http://beta.easysoft.com/html/odbcbridge/odbcnew.html
for a full list of changes.

The third public beta of the Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge may be
downloaded from:



For information on other released Easysoft products please see
our main web site at http://www.easysoft.com.


Martin J. Evans [email protected]
Easysoft Ltd.