just to know a bit more... two months later... how is customer demand going...?
Have you searched for "macos x instant client intel" ?
Aren't PHP/Perl/Ruby applications enough?
I sincerely think it's a big mistake to don't offer native connectivity for MacOS X Intel users... of course, your mistake.
Some developers, like me, will stop developing/improving Oracle support in their applications just because they use MacOS X to develop. So, those applications won't run ok under Oracle, no matter where you deploy them.
With thousands of applications running natively under MacOS X Intel... isn't there (@ Oracle) able to recompile that tiny piece of software to run under Intels... sorry but I cannot believe it.
I'd like to sign up for the intel version as well. Been trying for weeks to get the 9iR2 version to relink on Mac OS X 10.4.9 but to no avail. Having the client would be great but having the database would be better. Like stated earlier Oracle could 'loose' an important chunk of the Mac development comunity if popular alternatives (like MySQL) are there. A company like Oracle should understand this since large portions of the Applications technology stack are coming from the open source comunity. With MacBook Pro sales shooting throught the roof these days now would be the best time to have a port available.
I understand that Larry and the shareholders would like to see a bit more tangible proof of potential license sales but......
Sign me up, even though you could use the PPC version of the 10gR1 instant client and get it to run under "Rosetta" on a Macbook or Macbook Pro you won't be able to use ruby-oci8 since it cannot mix Intel and PPC code during build. Shame, cause this stops me from using RoR for example. Have to go thru Parallels and run , sigh, Windows or Ubuntu to get a running RoR environment against Oracle.
I've been asking for this from our Oracle rep for a year and a half. I've almost consigned myself to the fact that it's never going to happen. Our company is actively looking at alternatives including EnterpriseDB. Bah, it's just a million dollars a year of lost revenue for you Oracle - you'll never miss it.