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From "Kathey Marsden (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1547) Add svn version number to DatabaseMetaData getDatabaseProductVersion and getDriverVersion() to improve supportability
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:08:15 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1547?page=comments#action_12428380 ] 
            
Kathey Marsden commented on DERBY-1547:
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I always thought instead of  masters with the version output it would be good to have a test
properties file that had the current release information.  So bump versions would just update
that file and tests could read from the property  file and compare the expected values and
check them. For the build number perhaps it is just good enough to verify manually and in
the test check the expected format.  Alternately the test build could generate the svn number
into the test properties file as well for checking.


> Add svn version  number to DatabaseMetaData getDatabaseProductVersion and getDriverVersion()
 to improve supportability
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-1547
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1547
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: JDBC
>    Affects Versions: 10.1.3.2
>            Reporter: Kathey Marsden
>         Assigned To: V.Narayanan
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 10.2.0.0
>
>         Attachments: DERBY-1547_v1.diff, DERBY-1547_v1.stat
>
>
> getDatabaseProductVersion and getDriverVersion() report only the four digit Derby version
number and not the svn build number.   It would be useful to return  the full version including
the build number  as sysinfo does: e.g. "10.1.2.4 - (392472)", That way it will be clear from
application logs that collect this information exactly what revision level they are running
if they are using rolled up fixes on the maintenance branch between releases.
> There may be risk in doing this however if applications are parsing the version information,
but hopefully they will use getDatabaseMajorVersion() , getDatbaseMinorVersion, getDriverMajorVersion,
and getDriverMinorVersion for such proccessing.  

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