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Apple Silicon / M1 Support for IBM ODBC/CLI Driver
As a developer on macOS with an Apple Silicon chip, I want to use the IBM ODBC/CLI Driver (downloadable from here) natively. Emulating is possible but since I am using this driver via Python, all my other Python code now needs to run emulated as well.
Background: I am connecting with an IBM DB2 database via a Python app, using the python-ibmdb library. There is a corresponding issue on their GitHub repository but the root cause of not being able to use python-ibmdb is that the IBM ODBC/CLI Driver is not compiled for Apple Silicon / ARM architecture.
Further background: M1 has been around for a year and is now the default architecture for new Macs. More and more people are getting Apple Silicon Macs so this issue will not go away but rather become more pressing over time.
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