Motion: Include MS SQL Server 2008 Native Driver in 5.2

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at SWOODBRIDGE.COM
Mon Nov 12 18:30:04 EST 2007

Howard Butler wrote:
> All,
> I would like to motion to include a native driver for Microsoft SQL 
> Server 2008 in time for the MapServer 5.2 release.  The driver was 
> developed by I.S. Consulting, it exists (and would continue to) as a 
> plugin, links against the ODBC libs, and is Windows-only (there's a 
> chance it could be made to work elsewhere).  I will take responsibility 
> for maintenance of the driver for the foreseeable future (patches 
> graciously accepted, however :) ).
> For the corresponding MapServer 5.2 MS4W release, I expect that we will 
> include the msplugin_mssql2008.dll in a similar fashion as the SDE and 
> soon-to-be-built Oracle plugin drivers.
> Assuming no vetos (Tom K :P ), I will include the driver and 
> modifications to build it as a plugin in trunk on Wednesday.
> Howard


I think this is a good idea and I'm inclined to support it. Does this 
need an RFC? are there any mapfile changes, documentation changes, 
autotest files, howtos (already mentioned the vector howto, how about 
the build howtos, others?), are there mapscript implications. I assume 
no backwards compatibility issues.


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