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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Should we vote on it? (was Re: Discussion (in preparation for a vote) on interface stability table)
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 19:30:02 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:

> We already have to cross this bridge for the next release of Derby.
> DERBY-280 is a correctness bug, which while not fixed, was patched. This
> changes the behavior of a family of queries which were returning wrong
> results. What should we do:

> 2) Document the changed behavior in the Release Notes. If an important
> customer complains, then we can evaluate how to satisfy that customer in
> a follow-on release.

Remember this is open-source, there are no customers or "important
customers", only users and developers.

If a user doesn't like the solution they have at least two options:

   - get involved in the Derby developer community
   - patch the source

I prefer the first.


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