[Mono-devel-list] Mono 1.0 and Rainbow

Jackson Harper jackson at ximian.com
Thu Jun 3 10:48:56 EDT 2004


Here are some of the things I encountered:


Do you plan on supporting another database backend? This is where most
problems come in. Joseph did a nice job of writing postgres functions to
replace the stored procs in IBuySpy, however this wouldn't be portable
to My SQL. 

The first step of supporting running on Mono and connecting to a MS SQL
server DB running on another machine shouldn't be too much work. The
second step of supporting a database that runs on Linux will be more


On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 04:36, John Mandia wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm one of the co-ordinators of the rainbow portal project www.rainbowportal.net and we are currently closing bugs and looking to
> get a v1 release out the door.
> It would be great if we could add support for Mono as well as Microsoft's .net runtime. I know that IBUYSPY was ported over and
> rainbow started off as an enhancement to IBUYSPY so it should hopefully be o.k.
> The only problem is that the majority of us have little to no linux experience and don't know the mono runtime as well as we should.
> Is there a document that outlined some of the problems that were encountered when porting IBUYSPY or a document of things to watch
> out for when porting from .net to mono?
> And if anyone who has knowledge of mono would like to help us out that too would be much appreciated as your contribution would help
> add support for mono for v1.
> If anyone is interested in helping out or has any form of documentation or links to articles that could help us out please let me
> know by email.
> Many Thanks,
> John
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