Hello, fellow hackers!
i just have to ask…
As part of the cpdo project i would really like to start work on a database driver for Oracle (based on ocilib, which i quite like and is well documented). My main limiting factor here is access to a Unix/Unix-ish machine with the necessary Oracle bits.
If there is anyone out there who could give me (unprivileged!) SSH access to such a machine, you would be doing me a great service. My requirements would be:
- Some form of Linux, BSD, Solaris, etc.
- A decent C compiler and related build tools.
- Access to link to libclntsh.so (some admins lock that away in a dir only readable by the oracle user and/or dba group).
- A decent editor: xemacs (preferred) or emacs. (Note that xemacs works fine without X11, and i would not need to tunnel X11 over ssh.)
- Access to a single Oracle database with minimal space requirements (maybe a meg or two, at the very most).
- i think that i need Oracle v10 or higher, but to be honest i’m not certain.
- Far under 1% (amortized) of your total CPU capacity, with most of that coming from the C compiler and the linker.
- Initially i would need a total of probably 36-48 hours of login time, and would of course like to have further access to improve upon the driver over time (but i would settle for the initial block if that’s all i can get).
i would of course Do No Evil (or even Mischief) on your machine - my sole purpose would be to develop and test this driver. i would of course also sign any disclaimers, waivers, etc. which you would require, as long as copyrights to the source code developed there are not transfered from me (the code will remain free and open source, like the should be).
Is there someone out there who could help a brother out? If so, please get in touch (contact info is at http://wanderinghorse.net/home/stephan/).
i actually have tried to get Oracle running, but after spending a whole day trying, and never getting past the installer, i gave up. (Oracle for Linux requires truly ancient system libraries which have not been seen on my PCs since about the time of Bill Clinton’s presidency.)
Thanks once again for reading, and Happy Hacking!
—– stephan beal