[Mono-list] Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server database support in Mono ADO.NET

Daniel Morgan danmorg@sc.rr.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 11:00:44 -0400

Hey Tim,

There is a FreeTDS provider in libgda now.

Developing a SQL Server provider does not require development to be on
Windows, but if you have only one computer - it does.

I can only develop a Microsoft SQL Server provider on Windows because I only
have one computer to  run Microsoft SQL Server, Mono, and Windows.  I can
dual boot between Linux and Windows now, but I can not connect to SQL Server
from Linux since SQL Server does not run on Linux.  Unless, someone is
willing to provide a public SQL Server database through the internet.

Great!  I'm glad you're back on Mono ADO.NET.


-----Original Message-----
From: mono-list-admin@ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-admin@ximian.com]On
Behalf Of Tim Coleman
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 10:43 AM
To: Daniel Morgan
Cc: Mono-List
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server database
support in Mono ADO.NET

At one point in the past I looked at creating a libgda provider for
FreeTDS.  Unfortunately, I ran out of time :).  I would like to help
create a provider for FreeTDS in mono.  I'm not sure that going through
libgda is the correct approach though.

I do have Windows and Microsoft SQL Server, however I don't see why
developing a SQL Server provider requires development to be done on
Windows.  It would require that the developer have SQL Server available
on a network, but that's all.

I haven't looked at the FreeTDS source in a while, so I don't know how
difficult it would be to implement a native provider in C#.

Since I'm trying to get back into mono development, I would be
interested in helping out.

Tim Coleman <tim@timcoleman.com>                       [43.28 N 80.31 W]
BMath, Honours Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo
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