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After 3 years and 1 month bar 1 day, a new version of DBD::Informix hits the
streets - well, CPAN, anyway.
The primary change - support for Perl 5.14.0.


IBM Informix Database Driver for Perl DBI Version 2011.0612 (2011-06-12) has
been uploaded to CPAN.

IBM Informix Database Driver for Perl (also known as DBD::Informix) is
the driver code that enables Perl 5.6.1 or later to access Informix
databases via the DBI module (but if you are not already using Perl
5.10.0 - or any later version - you should be planning to upgrade to
Perl 5.14.0 or later). You will need the code for DBI version 1.38 or
later as well (v1.616 - or any later version - is recommended). The
code for DBD::Informix is available for download via:

http://www.perl.org/CPAN/modules/by-category/07_Database_Interfaces
http://dbi.perl.org/

** When you successfully build this module, use the ItWorks (Perl)
** script to report your configuration to the maintenance team (meaning
** Jonathan Leffler) at dbd.informix@gmail.com.
** The ItWorks script does not send email to anybody; you have to do
** that yourself.

New in release :PRODVER::
* Minor bug fix release.
* Main change is related to Perl internals and avoids the need for
PERL_POLLUTE. This change is not visible to users except that Perl
5.14.x can use the fixed code.
* Fixed problem with string that is not null terminated by ESQL/C library.
* Clean up some 64-bit compilation warnings.
* Build on AIX.
* Evade problem with a DISTINCT type of LVARCHAR with NOT NULL (probably
ESQL/C bug).
* Fewer versions of Informix products are supported. You may try
building DBD::Informix with other versions. If it works, great; if
not, please upgrade to a supported Informix version.

New in release 2008.0513:
* Fix $sth->{TYPE}: return 9 (SQL_DATE) not -1 (SQL_LVARCHAR), fixing an
11-year old bug.
* Add support for BIGINT in ESQL/C 3.50, including $h->{ix_bigserial}.
* CPAN Testers reporting issues because Makefile.PL not exiting
successfully when pre-requisites not met.
* ESQL/C 3.50 (for IDS 11.50) typedefs ifx_loc_t - update dumpesql.h to
cope (Joe R Plugge <jrplugge@west.com>).
* ESQL/C test fails during configuration when $Config{ccflags} has
leading spaces. Records show this problem also affected Dr Guenther
Seifert <guenther-h.seifert@t-systems.com> in June 2007. Apologies
for not getting it fixed sooner.

Support email address:
* This release is supported by Jonathan Leffler <dbd.informix@gmail.com>.
* You may also report your bugs via the CPAN resolution tracking system:
http://rt.cpan.org/
* Such bug reports can be sent by email to bug-DBD-Informix@rt.cpan.org;
they also get sent to dbd.informix@gmail.com, etc.

As always, see the ChangeLog file for details about what has changed.

Jonathan Leffler (jleffler@us.ibm.com, jleffler@earthlink.net)

@(#)$Id: Announce,v 2011.1 2011/06/12 22:14:47 jleffler Exp $



--
Jonathan Leffler <jonathan.leffler@gmail.com> #include <disclaimer.h>
Guardian of DBD::Informix - v2008.0513 - http://dbi.perl.org
"Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we shall never cease to be
amused."

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