[MonoDevelop] [Mono-list] SqlCeServer on mono

Manuel de la Pena etil15 at gmail.com
Tue May 15 15:56:59 EDT 2007

That was my first idea... But I though it would be a lot better thing  
to do for the "community" to create the name space, that way  
application that already use the sqlce technology could be compiled  
on linux with "no problems".

On 15 May 2007, at 20:45, Jorge Bastos wrote:

> Hi,
> Why not a database like SQLite?
> Jorge
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>> Hi guys,
>> I have been recently working on a Windows CE/XP application... one of
>> the ideas we had when developing the application was to use a SqlCE
>> database file (.sdf) to store the different data used by the
>> application. I though it would be nice to try an compile it with mono
>> (gmcs) and get it running on Linux, but I've got the problem that the
>> namespace System.Data.SqlCeServer has no yet been implemented (let me
>> know it it has been).
>> I have been thinking to implement the different classes of this space
>> myself, is there anyone already doing this???
>> I have already done most of the NUnit tests that the classes  
>> should pass
>> and I'm testing them with the Microsoft dll. I'm thinking of either
>> creating the dll as a wrapper of the SQLite namespace (both databases
>> are file based) or simply finding a way to read the .sdf files.
>> Although the first option is far easier to implement it will mean  
>> that
>> people will have different files according to the platform (Window =
>> sdf, Linux = sqlite), I don't think this is a massive issue,  
>> specially
>> because Linux users could have bigger dbs (.sdf has a max size of  
>> 4Gb)
>> and I could always make a tool to go from one to another....
>> Summarising, let me know what you think, and if there is anyone  
>> already
>> doing the SqlCeServer namespace, please tell me and I'll do my  
>> best to
>> help :)
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