[Zope-DB] Oracle 9i, Zope 2.9.0 and Windows

krokodylek at tenbit.pl krokodylek at tenbit.pl
Tue Apr 4 13:08:15 EDT 2006

Hi :-)

I'm doing a commercial project on Zope 2.9.0 in which I have to read and write data to Oracle database. It won't be a substitution for ZODB but something more of an import/export feature.

I've looked pretty closely on Zope <-> relational database connectivity and I understand the concepts of Database Adapter, Database Connection and Z SQL Methods. I've played around a bit with Gadfly.

I've found the wiki page:
and it seems that DOracle2 would be the best thing for my needs (I only need simple inserts and querries, nothing really fancy). But as I see there is no binary for Python 2.4 and Windows.

I've found a couple of howto's on compiling the extension but they're not easy or at least not for me, especially that I can't use the Ms Visual Studio :-( So before I take on the task I would like to ask for any suggestions (links are very welcome). Maybe someone has the adapter and could share it?

Is the Oracle Client still needed after I've compiled the adapter? If I compile it in Linux is it possible to use it in Windows?

As you've probably guessed I'm pretty newbie - but very much willing to learn :-)

Please excuse my English.

I will be very grateful for any help.

Best regards,
Maciej Zieba

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