[Mono-list] .NET version 1.1 and 2.0

Guenther Roith groith@tcrz.net
Thu, 18 Jul 2002 20:02:49 +0200

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodrigo Moya" <rodrigo@ximian.com>
To: "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel@ximian.com>
Cc: "Marsh, Drew" <dmarsh@mimeo.com>; "Mono List" <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:14 PM
Subject: RE: [Mono-list] .NET version 1.1 and 2.0

> On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 22:18, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > * ADO.NET: The database guys should chime in with their
> >   comments, I am not a DB person, and I am passing along what
> >   people who have built these systems before told me.
> >
> the biggest problem in ADO.NET I see myself is the impossibility of using
it as
> a generic database access layer. That is, to create a connection, you have
> know in advance the DB server/API you are going to use, which is ok for
> cases but not for generic database access.
> What I miss is something along the way the driver manager in JDBC, which
> to activate a driver via an identifier:

I've not looked at it, but does this http://abstractadonet.sourceforge.net/