Developers who want to actively track progress of the iODBC source code and contribute bugfixes or enhancements to the project need Git access.

This access requires basic knowledge of git itself; the general layout of open source and GNU projects; the use of autoconf and automake; and other things which are beyond the scope of this document.

If you have any questions, please email the <none>.

Git Archive Server Access


For main development, we will publish the iODBC open-source tree to GitHub. We encourage everyone who is interested in tracking the project to make an account there.

Users who mainly just want to look at the code can use the GitHub Web interface or track the archive by checking out a local copy of the tree, with a command such as:

$ git clone git://

At this point, you can create your own work-branch based on any available branch; create bugfixes; commit them to your own branch; and then use the command git format-patch to generate appropriate diffs to email to the <none>.

Developers are encouraged to fork the project using GitHub; create your own branches to make enhancements/bugfixes; and then send pull requests using the excellent GitHub interface, so we can examine and incorporate those fixes into the master tree for future release.

For more information, please read the GitHub Documentation on how to fork a project, send pull requests, track a project, etc.


OpenLink will continue to use to release source tarballs and certain binaries.

SourceForge also contains the frozen CVS Archive for historical reference, and for completeness, read-only Git Archive access will also be available there.

For more information, please see the SourceForge Git Documentation.

Git Tag-Signing Key

To verify signed releases, you should import our Git public GPG key, either by:

  • running
    $ gpg --recv-keys 089DE67A

  • or by downloading the attached 089DE67A.asc file, and running
    $ gpg --import 089DE67A.asc

  • or by running
    $ echo '-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQENBE9pILIBCACpRFwsoYwyfswRt7QMWtifJb/L1Zo9955pKyOnnI/vZ2S2uFv0 OALpyUoR/WhQzIrtmzVYfBSmmBhAr5sh05tcXjFmyulhecAllYfaNAHEYAfgczaj 7TMYkHOd4xU2dl2PEPpWYaQJ/tuokZICC5BBakpHDN12TUrZTyCe1qEUgJvM6e3A 8BAwZSB9wbdwhxVwZEbeNYcINsBXL9kc/oy0v61XEIr17n/GS2Lmh533XP97kTz5 IJhTwrGf3lQUpEYRWptepUI2bnBSO3ZJ8G4x5w4ESP0f+Uw1ihx/yqTmOeeJfvX1 rhnLF5kOjN8xXtvI4nrYm/ctVtr68A33hjP9ABEBAAG0Q09wZW5MaW5rIFNvZnR3 YXJlIFNpZ25pbmcgS2V5IChHaXQgdGFncykgPGdpdC5hZG1pbkBvcGVubGlua3N3 LmNvbT6JAT4EEwECACgFAk9pILICGy8FCQeGH4AGCwkIBwMCBhUIAgkKCwQWAgMB Ah4BAheAAAoJEHtptnAIneZ6TJ8IAIytxv4t2umvjWFSOULLLTiQu11WMnYdPWS7 fMPVznZDpIs9RR1egmj4QAC0x/ImgtRGn3uoebNv2E9WBRYQw+OL4+AnY/y6Grfm plkOO/EW3GZYMMWjm6Ih7EhlLooW3Epv1oP8tdikVHKTPl4SiWSPOt1j+W1QyeFO 7EjWi1zSPL6R0kwqBY/Lpf2SXiiXU40FwoU2J2gPFcWYuBal1Jc3iiBq3hF9W5LZ kuJ0D09VXoS6hwc0GkEv2ibFmtBVOsjsjH6N3ENApLT5YK9Pgm2sk5kYXRLDsj1V 3ojRNFlZbFHr2Hwjwrh0vo9y5XeXUebMu+QPkIQmMeECFkcdl7Y= =zD+s -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- ' | gpg --import

The fingerprint of this key is 7D6E 3898 F670 9F7A C25C 19D0 7B69 B670 089D E67A.

Further Documentation

Please see our Git Usage document concerning the usage of branches and tags.

For an introduction to Git, see our Git Quickstart and Tips [] guide.