Gentle.NET is a CLS-compliant, database independent object persistence framework. It has an extensive feature set, excellent performance, and reasonably complete docs. It features automatic SQL generation, object construction/caching/uniquing, validation, bindable list support, relation management, transactions, and much more. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Firebird/InterBase, MS SQL Server (incl. CE), MS Access, SQLite, Sybase, and Sybase ASA are supported. It includes a NAnt build file as well as VS.NET project files for building under Windows. Mono 1.1.4 and higher is fully supported.
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This release updates Gentle to .NET 2.0 and adds support for generic access methods. Additionally, it contains bugfixes and improvements made since the last release almost 2 years ago. Sadly, it is also a wrap-up release for a project where development has stagnated and is unlikely to be revived (at least by the original author).
This release features a complete rewrite of the
cache subsystem, with significant performance
improvements as a result. There have also been
several minor improvements and bugfixes throughout
the code base.
This release fixes a number of bugs throughout the library and contains updated provider libraries for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Firebird, and Sybase. Upgrading users should note that the namespace for TypedArrayItemBase has changed to Gentle.Framework. A preliminary provider library for DB2 was added.
This release features improved performance and better transaction support. Logging has been cleaned up and is now fully categorized. NullValue can now be used with Guids. There have been improvements to the Firebird, MySQL, and Oracle providers. There has also been a number of general bugfixes, improvements, and library updates.
This release fixes numerous bugs and minor annoyances throughout the code. It contains improvements for VB.NET users, as well as SQL Server 2005 and .NET 2.0 compatibility fixes. Upgrading is highly recommended.