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From bpendle...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r883397 - /db/derby/docs/trunk/src/getstart/cgsintro.dita
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:30:50 GMT
Author: bpendleton
Date: Mon Nov 23 16:30:50 2009
New Revision: 883397

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=883397&view=rev
DERBY-711: Docs should explain that databases are platform-independent

This change adds a short paragraph to the "Introduction to Derby" page
in the Getting Started manual, explaining that the database format
used by Derby is portable and platform-independent.


Modified: db/derby/docs/trunk/src/getstart/cgsintro.dita
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/db/derby/docs/trunk/src/getstart/cgsintro.dita?rev=883397&r1=883396&r2=883397&view=diff
--- db/derby/docs/trunk/src/getstart/cgsintro.dita (original)
+++ db/derby/docs/trunk/src/getstart/cgsintro.dita Mon Nov 23 16:30:50 2009
@@ -35,6 +35,19 @@
 by the end user. For more information on <ph conref="../conrefs.dita#prod/productshortname"></ph>,
 visit the <ph conref="../conrefs.dita#prod/productshortname"></ph> Web site
 at <xref format="html" href="http://db.apache.org/derby/" scope="external">http://db.apache.org/derby</xref>.</p>
+    The on-disk database format used by
+    <ph conref="../conrefs.dita#prod/productshortname"></ph>
+    is portable and platform-independent.
+    You can move <ph conref="../conrefs.dita#prod/productshortname"></ph>
+    databases from machine to machine without needing to
+    modify the data.
+    A <ph conref="../conrefs.dita#prod/productshortname"></ph>
+    application can include a pre-built, populated database if
+    it needs to, and that database will work in any
+    <ph conref="../conrefs.dita#prod/productshortname"></ph>
+    configuration.
 <p>Before you install <ph conref="../conrefs.dita#prod/productshortname"></ph>,
 you should understand the deployment options and system requirements.</p>

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