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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: DBD::Sybase 0.05
Date: Oct 31 1997 7:28PM

I have just uploaded DBD::Sybase 0.05 to PAUSE, and it will make
it's way to your local CPAN site in the next day or so. It is
available now from my homepage (see my .sig, below).

This new version is mainly a bug fix release, with the following

It is now possible to set connection properties (such as the 
character set to use, or the network packet size) via the
DBI->connect() call. The syntax goes something like:

$dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:Sybase:server=$server;charset=$charset",
		$userName, $passwd);

where $server is the server name (eg SYBASE) and $charset is
the character set you want to use (eg iso_1).

The old syntax ($dbh = DBI->connect("$dbi:Sybase:$server",...)) is 
still supported.

DBD::Sybase will build on Windows NT (with perl 5.004), and has
been cofirmed to run on Solaris 2.5.x and Irix, but should
build with no major problems on AIX, Dec UNIX and Linux (at least).

Please let me know if you build and use DBD::Sybase, and send me the
OS version and the Sybase version that you use.

>From the CHANGES file:

Release 0.05

	Added explicit assignement of LDDLFLAGS and LDFLAGS in 
	Makefile.PL to make sure that -L$SYBASE/lib comes first
	in the list of -L flags.
	Added documentation.
	Added ability to specify character set, language, packet size
	in the connect() call.
	Small Win32 portability patch to Makefile.PL from Matt Herbert.

        Bug fixed:

	198: connect failure does not return undef
	199: DBD::Sybase interaction with Apache::DBI 0.74

The report from PAUSE:

The uploaded file


has been added to PAUSE as

  file: $CPAN/authors/id/MEWP/DBD-Sybase-0.05.tar.gz
  size: 19624 bytes
   md5: abd6a5827a142f494ba871c57ade3378

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