[Mono-dev] Removing obsolete Npgsql

David Schmitt david at dasz.at
Fri Mar 9 14:10:38 UTC 2012


Npgsql in mono seems to be long dead. Judging from the contained 
RELEASENOTES.txt, this version is from 2004.

> https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=737

this claims that applications should bring their own anyways.

Since Npgsql is even added as system assembly in 
mono/metadata/assembly.c, replacing it is not as straight-forward as 
with other libraries.

Also, this leads to things like
> http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=npgsql

where people blindly package up what upstream brings along, crippling 
the mono platform along the way.

All in all, I'd say that the upcoming 2.11/3.0 release would be a good 
time to get rid of this.

If there's a chance of getting this merged I'd be willing to create a 
patch removing mcs/class/Npgsql and all references to it.

Best Regards, David

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