Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by chris_dk on Tue 7th Jul 2009 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
chris_dk
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2005-07-12

Namely, the boring parts ensure that Tomboy, F-Spot, Banshee and Gnome-Do are on firm legal foundation.


As far as I know, F-spot uses ADO.NET to interact with sqlite. So they need another database technology. This has been known for YEARS.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by dagw on Tue 7th Jul 2009 20:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

As far as I know, F-spot uses ADO.NET to interact with sqlite.

I just took a quick gander at the code and it seems to use Mono.Data.SqliteClient. I didn't find any reference to ado.net, but I only looked quickly. Even if it does use ado.net in some corner of the code it should be fairly trivial to replace it.

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