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From Oystein Grovlen - Sun Norway <Oystein.Grov...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Soft Upgrade question
Date Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:28:43 GMT
Kathey Marsden wrote:

> Regardless of  whether we provide a mechanism  allow soft upgrade,  I
> think that databases that have been modified  by alpha software should
> not be accessible by a released Derby version  and thus be allowed carry
> any undetected corruption  with them into a supported production
> environment where we really can't tell that it was the alpha software
> that did the damage.
> So whatever mechanism we provide to allow that should clearly
> communicate that this copy of the database is never going to see a
> production Derby  release again.

I agree that this should be the default behavior, but I think we should 
provide a mechanism that makes it possible to override this restriction. 
  If users are willing to take this risk, why should be prevent them for 
doing so?

Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Staff Engineer
Sun Microsystems, Database Technology Group
Trondheim, Norway

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