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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject sample release announcement
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 21:15:07 GMT
Here is a mock-up of the 10.3 release announcement. Please let me know 
how I can improve this.

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The Apache Derby project is pleased to announce a new feature release
of Derby, 10.3.1.4.

Apache Derby is a subproject of the Apache DB project.
Derby is a pure Java relational database engine which conforms to the
ANSI SQL and JDBC standards. Derby aims to be easy for developers
and end-users to work with.

Derby 10.3.1.4 can be obtained from the Derby download site:

http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html.

Derby 10.3.1.4 introduces the following new behaviors:

* Security
  o Restricts shutdown, encryption, and upgrade powers to the DBA.
  o Installs a default security manager for the network server.
  o Supports wire-encryption.

* SQL
  o Adds builtin language-based ordering and LIKE processing.
  o Supports the dropping and renaming of columns.
  o Creates tables based on a query shape.
  o Makes some CREATE TRIGGER clauses optional.
  o Adds ANSI TRIM capabilities.

* JDBC
  o Supports all JDBC methods on BLOBs and CLOBs.
  o Expands embedded support for autogenerated keys.

* Performance and Memory Usage
  o Reduces CPU usage in embedded mode.
  o Improves IN list processing.
  o Introduces LOCATORS for network client LOBs.

* Administration
  o Allows import/export of LOBs.
  o Enables client-side tracing without changing the application.
  o Supports XAResource.setTransactionTimeout.
  o Adds system procedure support for setting a user's connection level
     authorization.
  o Adds a system procedure to empty the statement cache.
  o Supports diagnostic VTIs with parameters.

* Platforms and Testing
  o Removes support for JDK 1.3 and J2ME/CDC/Foundation 1.0.
  o Converts many tests to JUnit's assertion-based framework.


Regards,
-Rick


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