[Mono-devel-list] [Fwd: [Mono-patches] r39389 - in trunk/mcs/class/Npgsql: . Npgsql NpgsqlTypes]

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Thu Jan 27 22:31:09 EST 2005

Hi Francisco,

> The idea of the modifications was exactly to handle the dependency. I
> mean, to remove it. :)
> I saw two threads in Mono ML about dependency problems of Npgsql on SWF
> and so I tried to modify mono build to not use it.

Ah, I see.

> Do you think it is worth while to keep the dependency?

I don't think so :)

> I thought that some server side installs of Mono would not have the SWF
> installed. And as Npgsql install packages, like rpm, are provided on
> their own, I tought it would be easier to not add the SWF dependency.

Yes, that annoyed us. I wonder how big deal it is (we anyways
have such dependency on e.g. Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll), but
it's easier and painless solution that we just remove those
types for now.

> Maybe we should provide two versions of Npgsql, one with design time
> support and other without it?

I don't think soo.

Atsushi Eno

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