[Mono-list] ByteFX or Connector/Net or ..?

Elliott Draper el at eldiablo.co.uk
Thu Jan 26 03:56:39 EST 2006

I've had no problems using the MySql Connector/Net under Mono, in the package available from the MySql site (http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/1.0.html) there are separate binaries for .Net 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, and for Mono. I tend to use the .Net 2.0 binary actually, and that (for me at least) actually works fine when developing an app on Windows, running on .Net 2.0, and then deploying it on Linux, using the .Net 2.0 profile within the latest version of Mono (1.1.13).

And seeing as how, like you said, the MySql Connector is in fact a continuation of the ByteFX provider, then I would use that, as I'd consider the ByteFX provider to be deprecated now.


On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 08:44:08 +0000, Paulo Augusto <PauloMorfeo at portugalmail.pt> wrote:
> What should i use to connect to a MySql server? I'm making an aplication
> which i intend to distribute (not personal use).
> There seems to be ByteFX.
> The problem is that, the last time i tried to use it, it completely
> failed to connect to the server (mono 1.1.11 in Suse). I was even
> starting to doubt the server was really accepting conections until i
> tried the MySql's Connector/Net for Ms.NET, which worked.
> Now, i'm on another system with mono 1.1.13 and, this time, ByteFX seems
> to be working but i don't know if i should trust it to work on all of my
> intended users's systems (most of them probably Windows).
> On the other hand, MySql's Connector/Net for Ms.NET is the
> «continuation» of ByteFX but i'm not completely sure if i
> should trust
> MySql's Connector/Net for Ms.NET since it may have problems working with
> mono.
> In this page:
> http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/interviews/rburnett.html
> "...
> Reggie, I understand you actually brought Connector/Net with you when
> joining MySQL AB?
> Reggie: Yes. I developed the original ByteFX connector, which was
> acquired by MySQL in April '04. It was renamed to Connector/Net,
> ..."
> Can anyone give some insight on this?
> Sorry if this is asked alot but i don't find usefull information
> regarding this.
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