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

Tim Coleman tim@timcoleman.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 14:02:37 -0400

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 04:55:20PM +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-16 at 15:59, Daniel Morgan wrote:
> > The best approach is to create a pure managed provider in C#, but who has
> > the time to implement the TDS protocol in C#?  In the meantime, we can use
> > the native FreeTDS libraries for this.
> > There is jTDS at http://www.freetds.org/ but that involves time porting from
> > Java/JFC/JDBC to the C#/.NET/ADO.NET stuff.
> > 
> there is a jTDS JDBC driver that was based on FreeTDS, and then just
> forked from it. This means it is implementing the TDS protocol directly.
> Maybe that jTDS could be ported to C#.

I would support this approach, *if* potential licensing issues can 
be resolved.  I don't think it would be a good use of resources to 
spend a lot of time porting jTDS only to find out that the licence 
is incompatible.

Of course, if mono people don't mind advertising for the jTDS guys
appearing in mono code, then it probably isn't an issue.  It would
be good if someone could get in contact with the jTDS folks to see
what their take on this is.

Tim Coleman <tim@timcoleman.com>                       [43.28 N 80.31 W]
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