[Mono-bugs] [Bug 430332] New: System.Data.OleDb P/Invokes an obsolete library

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           Summary: System.Data.OleDb P/Invokes an obsolete library
           Product: Mono: Class Libraries
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: x86-64
        OS/Version: Ubuntu
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: Sys.Data
        AssignedTo: bnc-blr-team-mono at forge.provo.novell.com
        ReportedBy: directhex at hotmail.com
         QAContact: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
          Found By: ---

mcs/class/System.Data/System.Data.OleDb/libgda.cs contains 63 P/Invokes into
version 2 of the Gnome Data Access library, which is largely unmaintained & no
longer used, compared to the current GDA3 or upcoming GDA4.

This presents a problem to packagers, as we're forced to carry the obsolete
library almost exclusively to support System.Data. In the case of Ubuntu, it's
the cause of some unpleasant deviations from Debian, which would no longer be
required if a currently applicable library were used instead.

directhex at mortos:/tmp/mono-1.9.1+dfsg$ grep -r "gda-2" mcs/* | wc -l

It would be extremely useful if this porting work were done by late February,
which is the predicted time for feature freeze in the stable Ubuntu release
after next (9.04).

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