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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: pushing back release date for jdbc4-capable Derby
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:53:35 GMT
I think you are quite right that this is most likely too long to wait 
for the next release.  I think what Rick is saying is his personal itch 
is JDBC4, that's the release he wants to manage, and he's not up for 
managing two releases in a row.

I am hoping (and I am sorry to say I am not the one to do this with a 
new baby) that someone can volunteer to manage an earlier release so we 
can get some of this great new functionality (other than JDBC4) out to 
our users.

Helpful hint to anyone thinking of doing this: it is pretty darn easy to 
build a binary of Derby that does not include JDBC4 - just don't compile 
it with the JDK 1.6 compiler...  So hopefully we do not have to yank out 
all the JDBC4 work to do a release prior to the GA of the JDBC4 


Kathey Marsden wrote:
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>AHowever, because the JDBC4 schedule moved back, I must post my
>>release later, most likely in October.
> My big issue with this is that we seem to be totally deviating from a
> major tenant of  of open source development.
> /Release early. Release often. And listen to your customers.
> /
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/ar01s04.html
> How will we in the Derby development community reign in quality and
> compatibility issues especially with client and get the needed user
> feedback with such a  long release cycle?
> Kathey

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