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I'm a core contributor at npgsql, the Postgresql driver for .NET. We've received requests and bug reports from users that were related to confusion regarding npgsql being bundled with mono (https://github.com/mono/mono/tree/effa4c07ba850bedbe1ff54b2a5df281c058ebcb/mcs/class/Npgsql). The version in the mono master is truly ancient by now...
It seems like npgsql should probably removed from there, people can use nuget to install the latest version like any other library etc.
If there is some good reason to keep bundling npgsql with mono, I can submit a PR with the latest version as a submodule, and also do this as we release stable versions...
Any comment on this?
I just spent some time helping out a poor user who was accidentally picking up the mono-bundled Npgsql, which was so old it caused a startup crash.
Please consider simply removing this from mono and letting people get the latest version if they want it.
Also reported four years ago:
Shay, there seem to be support for removing it:
Perhaps you can submit a pull request to do that?
Absolutely, I'll submit a PR removing npgsql in a week or two.
Hey guys, I did this on my own as the merge window for Mono 4.0 is closing soon: https://github.com/mono/mono/pull/1591
Alexander, thanks for doing this and sorry I haven't gotten around it myself...
This was done.