[Mono-list] Re: Gda in Mono

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo@gnome-db.org
14 Feb 2002 15:51:44 +0100

On Thu, 2002-02-14 at 15:34, Daniel Morgan wrote:
> Chris,
> 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.
ODBC exists on linux since ages. There is unixODBC
(http://www.unixodbc.org) and iODBC (?). Maybe there are other

libgda itself provides a bridge for ODBC, so that you can access ODBC
data sources through libgda.

> 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
> Mono?
I'm not sure yet. I am leaving in some hours to Brussels for the FOSDEM,
where I'll talk with Miguel.

I'm also looking at the mail you sent me, so will be reading that, and
based on your mail and what I talk with Miguel, I'll answer you, ok? I
can't right now give you an answer, since I'm still clueless on how is
the best way to do it.

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo@gnome-db.org> - <rodrigo@ximian.com>
http://www.gnome-db.org/ - http://www.ximian.com/