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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Google SOC:MySQL to Derby Migration tool design question
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2006 16:19:00 GMT
Satheesh Bandaram wrote:

> Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> 
> 
>>One thing to consider is DdlUtils is database agnostic. For example,
>>adding support for "create view" doesn't mean just adding it for Derby,
>>but also adding it for every database supported (see the list at
>>http://db.apache.org/ddlutils/database-support.html ).
>> 
>>
> 
> This is important... While ddlUtils goal is to support all databases,
> Ramin is attempting to fix his target database to Derby and to make
> source database mySQL for his migration utility. (for now) It doesn't
> seem like Ramin should take on adding database specific code to ddlUtils
> (that DatabaseMetadata might not expose directly) and to test on 13
> databases that ddlUtils currently supports.

Isn't the point of Google summer of code to introduce students to open
source development, and this switch to ddlutils and additonal community
involvement is typical of open source? Scratch your own itch but also
benefit the community as well.

Dan.


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