[Mono-devel-list] ByteFX development

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Fri Sep 17 14:59:54 EDT 2004


> I agree with Miguel about not renaming the mono distributed ByteFX
> libraries, but just if two conditions apply:
> -1- If they renamed the client that they now distribute under the GPL.
> If not, we may have problems with versioning/linking to the wrong
> assembly in keeping the same name. UPDATE: just checked the csproj for
> their Connector/.NET and their assembly is now called MySQL.Data, so
> we don't have this problem.
> -2- ByteFX latest LGPL-ed code may involve some trademark, so that we
> may need to change some names if the trademark owner demand to do
> so...
> Oh, well, for me: I'm shifting to using Prevalence and/or
> PostgreSQL/NPgSQL in all my future developments anyway.

There is a cute feature in MySQL these days (which I dont think
ByteFX.Data supports) which is that you can run MySQL in embedded mode,
very much like Sqlite.  A definite plus.

The downside is the GPL-nature of the result, which should be fine for
some apps like F-Spot, but not for commercial development.


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