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From Kathey Marsden <kmarsdende...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-796) jdbc 4.0 specific Blob and Clob method support
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2006 17:26:20 GMT
Rick Hillegas (JIRA) wrote:

>I am very keen to commit this patch because several other chunks of JDBC4 work depend
on it. However, I'm also eager for this patch to be reviewed by one of our network experts
(Kathey? Bryan?). Hopefully, after all this time, the comments will be fit and polish issues
which Narayanan can address in a follow-on submission.
>
>  
>
First of all, I would like to dispel any myth of myself as a network
expert.  I have dabbled in DRDA but  know of quite a few people who have
recently submitted superior DRDA work and have quickly surpassed  my
meager knowledge and certainly my talents in this area.  DRDA is an
area, quite frankly, where my personal goals are centered around
knowledge transfer and  support and not future development.

Regarding the patch, I would love to review this patch, but find myself
chin deep in customer bugs and other reviews at this very moment and
unable to pull away to review this patch.   But do ...

1)  Encourage absolutely *anyone* with interest in seeing this patch
going in to review it from a DRDA perspective, even if they have never
ever looked at the DRDA spec before.  The kind of fresh  perspective we
have seen on DRDA on the list from  Oyvind, Bryan,  Knut,  Deepa,
Francois, Army, Dyre, Sunitha, Tomohito,  Bernt,  you  and others is 
probably what is needed here.  With all that is planned to go in before
April 7,  a lot of  other folks are going to have to learn about DRDA
and review DRDA related patches too.

2)  Encourage you not to compromise your instinct as committer that this
patch needs a DRDA review.   The job of : Lorax is everyone's job
especially committers. My opinion is that DRDA is a soft and fragile
quality spot with insufficient regression testing to make major
enhancements with confidence that nothing will break.   If we lose
ground on quality in this area it will compromise the viability of
Network Server and client.

Lorax says "Unless...".

Kathey




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