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New Features in IDS 11.50.xC3

Fernando Nunes has a summary of new features at his blog. Some cool stuff I like the sound of:

  • Implementation of SAVEPOINTsSAVEPOINTS are an SQL standard that allows the programmer to establish some points after the begin of a transaction to where he can ROLLBACK. Imagine that you're running a batch file, processing several customers in a FOREACH cycle. You may want to do all the customers as a unit, so you would COMMIT at the end.


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IOD report #5

Thursday was a busy day for me. I was giving two presentations. One on Java best practice with IDS and another one about the Retail Integration Framework with WebSphere Remote Server. I also had one hour scheduled for "meet the expert".

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11.50.xC3: another pack of features...

IBM has just made available IDS 11.50.xC3. Traditionally, fix packs include bug fixes and eventually some minor improvements. I believe the concept of "minor" may have to be revised when it comes to IDS fix packs. Let's see what the good fellows of R&D decided to put into this release:

  • MAX OS X improvements:
    • Silent installation
    • Ability to create Data Source Names (DSN)
  • Enterprise Replication improvements:
    • Dynamically change Enterprise Replication (ER) configuration parameters in the Onconfig file

jroy's picture

IOD report #4

Cows can detect odors up to 5 miles away.

You can learn all sorts of interesting facts at IOD...

I went to a presentation titled: "Taking replication to the terabyte level at Fonterra". They are a dairy company that exports milk to more than 140 countries and territories worldwide. They recently completed a project with the help of the oninit IBM Informix partner.

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More IOD pics

This time, they're from Terri Gerber.

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Getting DBD::Informix to work on Mac OS X

Courtesy of Clive Eisen at Hildebrand:

#First download perl source - I used 5.10.0

#untar or unzip as required

#cd into the perlsourcedir/hints and

rm -f darwin.sh

#then

rsync rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-current/hints/darwin.sh .

#This gets the bleeding edge darwin hints file that finally supports a

64 bit build on OSX

cd ..

./Configure -Dcc='cc -m64' -Duse64bitall -des

make && make test && make install









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Getting DBD::Informix to work on Mac OS X

Courtesy of Clive Eisen at Hildebrand:

#First download perl source - I used 5.10.0#untar or unzip as required#cd into the perlsourcedir/hints andrm -f darwin.sh#thenrsync rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-current/hints/darwin.sh .#This gets the bleeding edge darwin hints file that finally supports a 64 bit build on OSXcd .../Configure -Dcc='cc -m64' -Duse64bitall -desmake && make test && make install

#Now you have a 64bit perl in /usr/local/bin that you can link with the 64bit SDK

#Only other thing to note is that on O





swheeler's picture

Getting DBD::Informix to work on Mac OS X

Courtesy of Clive Eisen at Hildebrand:

#First download perl source - I used 5.10.0
#untar or unzip as required
#cd into the perlsourcedir/hints and
rm -f darwin.sh
#then
rsync rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-current/hints/darwin.sh .
#This gets the bleeding edge darwin hints file that finally supports a
64 bit build on OSX
cd ..
./Configure -Dcc='cc -m64' -Duse64bitall -des
make && make test && make install

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An even better way of setting up the Connection Manager

Eric Herber says the documented approach is sub-optimal and suggests a better way of setting things up.

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IOD report #3

Another day at IOD.

I did not mention Jerry Keesee's roadmap presentation from yesterday. Praising his presentation seems too self serving :-)