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From Oystein Grovlen - Sun Norway <Oystein.Grov...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Soft Upgrade and Downgrade
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:46:55 GMT
Mike Matrigali wrote:
> The way I look at it, derby has a very nice default.  We call it soft
> upgrade, but in my mind it really is "no upgrade".  We guarantee that
> if you do nothing to your existing app, then you can run it and the
> database against your current version of the derby software and all
> future versions of the derby software.  I think this is a reasonable
> "automatic"  default.

I do not agree that it is "no upgrade".  The Derby code is upgraded, and 
any Derby "customer" needs to validate this new version the same way as 
they regularly when replacing software components, regardless of whether 
the upgrade is hard or soft.


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