[Mono-list] Re: Gda in Mono

Daniel Morgan danmorg@sc.rr.com
14 Feb 2002 09:34:02 -0500


Yes, a generic System.Data.OleDb can be created for Mono -- but for
Windows.  I do not know if OleDb can be created for Linux though. Is
there a Linux project that has an OLE-DB like interface besides libgda?
I do know Linux has ODBC though.

Do you think we should create the generic Gda Provider under the
System.Data.OleDb namespace since libgda is an ADO-like model anyway?

By the way, System.Data.SqlClient is for Microsoft SQL Server 7 and 2000
databases. I know it can be implemented on Windows due to the ADO being
available on the Windows platform.  Microsoft SQL Server also has a C
API that could be used instead of OLE-DB or ADO, but I don't believe
there is a port for Linux.

Rodrigo, how do you want to procede with creating a Gda provider in

On Thu, 2002-02-14 at 09:06, Chris Podurgiel wrote:
> The ideas you mention here, follow my thoughts exactly.  I think that having 
> a managed provider for Gda is a great way to provide access to Databases on 
> Linux.  However, I would like to throw this into the mix.  What about access 
> to Databases on Windows?  Is it going to be possible to implement 
> System.Data.OleDB and System.Data.SqlClient in Mono?