[Mono-dev] Request for status of Entity framework on Mono

Martin Thwaites monoforum at my2cents.co.uk
Sun Aug 18 23:17:08 UTC 2013

Thanks Daniel.

I'll have a look at those, but Ideally I wanted to look at Entity due to
some work projects that are currently using it (pure windows .NET and VS).
 The plan was to get the basics down in some hobby apps.

I'm currently using NHibernate, and it works well, entity does look like
fun to play with... I'm a very "ooo shiny" kinda guy.

I did see a big merge happen in the last few days by Marek, so I was hoping
that might be the start of something...


On 18 August 2013 23:45, Daniel Lo Nigro <lists at dan.cx> wrote:

> There's no official release of Entity Framework 6 yet, the latest release
> is the first beta release. Additionally, I don't think all the supporting
> architecture is fully working in Mono yet. You could try it and see,
> although I'd use Entity Framework from NuGet as the one bundled with Mono
> is out of date.
> If you only need basic features, I'd suggest looking at a micro ORM like
> ServiceStack ORMLite, Dapper, or Massive. These are all very basic facades
> over raw ADO.NET, usually providing only basic ORM. I use ORMLite with
> Mono and it works quite well.
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 7:16 AM, Martin Thwaites <monoforum at my2cents.co.uk
> > wrote:
>> I'm starting a new project from scratch soon, and I'm selecting some
>> components.  I do everything in mono.. you'll be pleased to hear ;)
>> For ORM, I'm looking to utilise EntityFramework, so I'm wondering where
>> the development is at, is anyone working on it, etc.
>> I don't think I'll be using any advanced features, just the basics.  So,
>> are the basics in enough of a usable state to put into a production
>> application?
>> I'm not seeing any stabilisation branches/tags in the repository, so can
>> I assume that it's still in flux and should be avoided for the timebeing?
>> I'll obviously give it a go and see, but just wondering if anyone has any
>> experiences?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Martin
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