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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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