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From "Andrew McIntyre (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1547) Add svn version number to DatabaseMetaData getDatabaseProductVersion and getDriverVersion() to improve supportability
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2006 17:59:14 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1547?page=comments#action_12429478 ] 
            
Andrew McIntyre commented on DERBY-1547:
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"The above solution has been based on the suggestions received for this issue in using a property
file as the point where the version information will be stored so that we no more need to
update multiple master files when bumping version information but only replace one property
file."

We already have one properties file that contains the version number: tools/ant/properties/release.properties.
We should not have another that needs updating when changing the version. I suggest that you
generate your properties file from that file at build time. 

If the goal for this issue is now to completely remove the need to update master files when
bumping the version, then the metadata tests that call getMajor/MinorVersion() and only output
that part of the version would also need to be accounted for. That seems outside of the scope
of this issue's description, though.

> 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: 10.2.1.0
>
>         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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