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ODPI-C 2.0.0 RC1 released on GitHub

Christopher Jones
Senior Principal Product Manager

The ODPI-C 2.0 abstraction layer for Oracle Database applications has just entered Release Candidate phase. You know what this means - it's seriously time you should do some testing and report any issues.

What is it?

ODPI-C is an open source library of C code that simplifies the use of common Oracle Call Interface (OCI) features for Oracle Database drivers and user applications. It sits on top of OCI and requires Oracle client libraries.

Download ODPI-C from here.

Documentation is here.

The release notes are here. Along with some small bug fixes, this release has a memory optimization to reduce memory usage when the client character set is the same as the database character set - thus no unnecessary memory is allocated to cater for what otherwise is the potential expansion when converting between character sets.

In conjunction with this release, the Python cx_Oracle 6 API also went into Release Candidate phase. Later today the first Development release of node-oracledb v2 will be pushed to GitHub. Both these updated APIs use ODPI-C, so give some bigger usage examples you can follow.

Also recently Tamás Gulácsi has been working on a Go driver using ODPI-C. Check out his branch too.

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