[Mono-dev] Mono, Oracle and .NET after 4.0

Stefano Canepa sc at linux.it
Tue Nov 8 04:41:31 EST 2011

Leszek Ciesielski  at "Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:56:03 +0100" wrote:
 LC> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 6:47 AM, Oskar Berggren <oskar.berggren at gmail.com> wrote:
 >> NHibernate is an ORM, not a database client. It will still need either
 >> Microsoft's or Oracle's .Net client, or something similar.

I know Hibernate is and ORM, I like ORMs but in the project where I need
access to Oracle ORM is not applicable. 

 LC> Let me quote my post from SO:

 LC> The Mono Oracle provider is, unfortunately, more or less abandoned
 LC> right now (just as the [Microsoft Oracle provider][1] whose API Mono
 LC> was tracking). Since you are already paying large amounts of money for
 LC> the database engine, I'd suggest spending a little bit more and
 LC> getting a commercially supported Oracle ADO.Net provider. [dotConnect
 LC> for Oracle][2] officially supports Mono (and I had very good
 LC> experience with it), and [DataDirect ADO.NET Data Provider for
 LC> Oracle][3] is 100% managed code, so it should - in theory - work with
 LC> Mono as well.

Thanks very much. I'll check all products you suggested. I just took a
quick look at their sites and there are evaluation products to do some


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