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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Question about Grant/Revoke
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 14:37:37 GMT
Oystein Grovlen - Sun Norway wrote:

> I was thinking of exisiting applications running against existing
> databases vs new applications on a new database; not both existing and
> new application against the same database.  In other words, would it be
> possible to turn it on automatically for new databases while new
> versions  against old databases will work as before?

What about existing applications creating databases?

What about new applications running against existing databases?

> I just realized that what I ask for is soft upgrade.  In other words, do
> we have to keep the old authorization as the default to provide for
> backward compatibility?  Could we not just require that old applications
> run in soft upgrade mode if they do not want to deal with SQL
> authorization?

I don't think so. What if an existing application wants to use
performance improvements in the new release, or be slightly modified to
use JDBC 4.0 or updateable result sets?

Dan.



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