[Qgis-developer] Oracle Spatial Driver

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Fri Mar 30 08:14:35 EDT 2012

Hi Andreas,

On Fri, 30. Mar 2012 at 13:29:28 +0200, Andreas Neumann wrote:
>> Anyway, the MSSQL provider uses QODBC and the Oracle provider could do 
>> the same.  So we wouldn't need to directly link or ship anything from  
>> Oracle.

> Does ODBC mean that there is no requirement that Oracle client libraries 
> are installed on the client machine (instant client or regular client?) - 
> or would this still be a requirement?

Well, to use it you'd need an ODBC driver - but we wouldn't need to ship (and
link) one.

> Would users of the Oracle client need to install a system or user DSN or 
> does QODBC not require such an entry?

I think so.  Not sure there is an option to get away without a DSN.

QOCI would be another option - that would require Qt to be built with OCI
support - not sure if that'd impose a licensing problem, given that Qt is LGPL


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