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From "Stan Bradbury (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1547) Add svn version number to DatabaseMetaData getDatabaseProductVersion and getDriverVersion() to improve supportability
Date Wed, 09 Aug 2006 17:49:14 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1547?page=comments#action_12426992 ] 
            
Stan Bradbury commented on DERBY-1547:
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In response to an email request for impact assessment => Excerpt:  ..Does anyone see any
issues with this change?..might affect existing applications..

My Response:

+1 - My two cents is; It is important to report the build number.  10.2 is a feature release
so I feel such a change is not out of scope.  In addition I believe that adjusting code that
works with the output of the call will not be odious.

> 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
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 10.2.0.0
>
>
> 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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