DBD::Oracle Trial release.
tl;dr: If you care about DBD::Oracle at all please test this unauthorised trial
It's been a few years since there was a release of DBD::Oracle on the CPAN, and quite a few pull requests applied since the last release.
To that end and to address a specific issue we've had at work we've curated the pull requests, and performed some surgery on the continuous integration stack (which we can't fully show you for reasons relating to propietary software being hard to work with).
Anyway if you are a DBD::Oracle user, please test this unauthorised trial release. If all goes well we will find a way to make it an authorised proper 1.75 release soon.
Nobody involved in this wants to take on a permanent co-maintainer role for DBD::Oracle, but there is the opportunity for a commercial organisation to sponsor its ongoing maintenance.
p.s. to run make test fully you need to set the environment variables
ORACLE_USERID_2 to something oracle can make sense of. To test utf8 databases, and non-utf8 databases you need to test twice with a non-unicode and a unicode database specified for the
ORACLE_USERID environment variable.