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

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo@ximian.com
16 Oct 2002 16:58:31 +0200

On Wed, 2002-10-16 at 16:34, Richard Torkar wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-16 at 15:59, Daniel Morgan wrote:
> > Hey,
> > 
> > Currently, ADO.NET in Mono does not support Sybase nor Microsoft SQL Server.
> > Unless, you want to use System.Data.Odbc with unixODBC with FreeTDS on
> > Linux, System.Data.OleDb with libgda with FreeTDS on Linux, or with the
> > native ODBC support and MDAC on Windows.  However, this adds a lot of
> > dependencies, configurations, and another layer for data to have to travel
> > degrading performance.
> > 
> > I would like to create a provider for Microsoft SQL Server in
> > System.Data.SqlClient and for Sybase in Mono.Data.SybaseClient.  It will use
> > the native FreeTDS libraries to provide this capability.  In order to use
> > FreeTDS, we will need to create C# bindings to FreeTDS.
> I have two students planning to port jTDS to C#.
> Why don't you take that approach instead?
> I talked with Rodrigo about this yesterday.
yes, we talked yesterday. The only thing that worries me is that if
somebody does the TDS provider, we won't have a job for your students
:-) Maybe we should be looking for something else for them?

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo@ximian.com>