[Mono-list] Advice: Porting SQL Server app to Mono, what should I target

Joseph Hill jhill@arcfocus.com
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 11:18:50 -0500 (CDT)

Hello Guy,

I've had very good luck porting SQL Server apps over to PostgreSQL.  There
is not perfect feature parity there, but it is close enough to get the job
done very well, and PostgreSQL seems to be very powerful and stable.

So far, I've ported the IBuySpy Portal (
http://www.arcfocus.com/PortalCS/DesktopDefault.aspx ) and the ASP.NET
Forums ( http://www.arcfocus.com/AspNetForums/ ) to run on Mono with

If you're interested in seeing how these apps work, you can find
instructions and download the apps from the Projects section on
www.gotmono.com ( http://www.arcfocus.com/gotmono/ )

Also, I have a short overview of what was involved in the porting process
on my website, here: 

Hope that helps.  Please let me know if you have any questions,

Joseph Hill

Hello All,

I am sure this is a fairly common problem. I am porting a Enterprise
application (M$ .NET, C# and SQL Server) to Mono-1.

Which are the best SQL platforms to target? (Compatibility vs.
Stability/Enterprise Features)

-          PostGreSQL

-          SAP DB

-          Interbase

-          mySQL  - does not have a good rep for Enterprise-apps.

-          DB 2

-          Sybase  I assume this is most compatible, as they share common
roots. But is this open-source and stable?

-          Are there any others?

Lastly, how do the existing db-libs stack up in terms of stability?

Many Thanks


Guy Langston  guy@jamwarehouse.com

Senior Software Architect [ http://www.langston.org.za/~guy/blog/ ]