Hi all. I was looking for a Ruby interface to 9i that would handle all 
the latest features, including collections, object navigation and so on, 
but I didn't find one. So over the weekend I started writing my own. 
I've coded the basic functionality as a C extention library that uses 
OCI 9. It connects and executes, and it will fetch the common Oracle 
types. Now I need to add all the features I want and then put a nice DBI 
face on it.

If there is a general interest in this, I can release my source under 
the GPL.

Cheers,
Jim