On Jan 28, 2008 7:25 AM, Cristiano Guadagnino <criguada@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am new to this list.
> I have been using SquirrelSQL professionally for a few months now (I
> am a DB Administrator in a medium-scale financial institution). I am
> enjoying Squirrel very much, and have to say that Squirrel compares
> favorably with a lot of closed-source, commercial analogous softwares.
> I should also mention that I am using Squirrel mostly to work on DB2
> 8.1 for z/OS and DB2 9 for LUW.
> I am interested in expanding the support for DB2 on z/OS in SquirrelSQL.
> Is anybody undertaking the same job already? Would you be interested
> in having something like this implemented?
> Should I extend the already existing DB2 plugin, or should I start from scratch?
> I have to say that my java skills are deep buried in the sands of
> time, so I don't really know if or when I'll be able to finish the
> task (my work is also absorbing a lot of my time), but I'd like to
Welcome aboard! To my knowledge no one is currently working on
expanding the DB2 plugin to work correctly on z/OS. I wrote the
plugin originally for LUW, and expanded it with help from others to
work correctly on OS400. I would do the work myself if I had access
to that platform. However, I don't and I do not anticipate having
access anytime soon. I would welcome any enhancements you could
contribute in any timeframe that you find convenient. There are
plenty of other items that have my attention for the next few
releases, and I don't anticipate any substantial changes to the DB2
plugin during that time. Also, I would recommend adding to the
existing plugin, rather than create a new one - less code duplication
and perhaps fewer opportunites for users to pick the wrong plugin :)
Let us know if you run into any difficulties.