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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: VOTE: Shared Components Guidelines
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 23:50:18 GMT
I can add this, but to answer real quickly, at this point there are no 
restrictions and no visible user impact.  If at some point we make a 
change that is not forward-compatible (which by the proposed guidelines 
would only be allowed across major versions like from 10 to 11), then 
the user should place the jar files from the latest revisions first in 
the classpath.

Your question has also reminded me to put in a note about testing 
impact: we will want to add compatibility tests to ensure that 
incompatible changes have not been added between releases.  Note that 
these tests do not need to exist until the first release *after* 10.2 
(assuming the first release with common code is in 10.2).

I'll add both of these items to the policy.


Kathey Marsden wrote:
> David W. Van Couvering wrote:
>>Hi, all.  I'd like to have a formal vote on the shared components
>>guidelines as published at
> A while  back we talked about adding a section that would describe the
> user impact and any restrictions on mixing  derbyclient.jar, derby.jar
> and derbytools.jar from the perspective of the user.   But I don't  see
> that yet.  What restrictions on jar mixing  will exist and need to be
> documented in the user documentation with this proprosal? 
> Kathey

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