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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Can we change SQL State? (was Re: [jira] Updated: (DERBY-1172) incorrect error message in updateRow() after a commit on a held scroll insensitive resultset)
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 18:10:00 GMT


Kathey Marsden wrote:
> David W. Van Couvering wrote:
> 
> 
>>This is an example where we find our code throwing the wrong SQL
>>State, but are we allowed to fix it?  Lance says yes.  Others
>>providing support for customers say (I think) no.
>>
>>This ties into the discussion about the stability classification for
>>SQL States.  If we mark it as Stable, then we can't change this.  If
>>we mark it as Unstable, then we can.
>>
>>Comments, thoughts?
> 
> 
>  I think it is ok and good to change an SQLState or any behaviour  to
> fix a bug if our current behaviour is non-standard.

OK, I can add that as a note to the row for SQL States.

> The question becomes what level of notification do we need to users and
> what strategy will we give them to  mitigate the impact of the change?
> 
> In this case,  I think  this is  new functionality,  so all very good it
> is caught now and dealt with.   If it were existing functionality, I
> think that  user notification would be very important.  I think we need
> some way of  marking changes that might affect existing users.  I made
> this proposal a while back for Jira that I think would help:
> 
> http://www.nabble.com/New-Jira-Checkbox-proposal-t1200029.html#a3166517
> 
> Feedback from Andrew indicated that components  are preferred to
> checkboxes but being able to query Jira for changes that might affect
> users I think is important.  What do people think of adding components
> for "Release Note Needed", "Existing Application Impact"  and "Regression" ?

I think notification is great.  I don't understand why what you are 
suggesting should be "components" they really seem to me to make sense 
as checkboxes -- how are these "components" of the system?  Andrew, can 
you explain?

David

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> Kathey
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