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From "Mike Matrigali (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DERBY-3320) Database creation and boot should fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected locale is not supported
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:28:24 GMT

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Mike Matrigali updated DERBY-3320:
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I think it is reasonable in the current system to check at create database time and throw
an error then rather than wait until a table with a user char column is created.  But for
an existing db I do think it is ok to delay the check until the actual use of the 
Collator, if we can make the error somewhat obvious to the user what is going on.  Do test
that the error makes it to the user if we fail in recovery as there have been problems in
the past with errors during boot getting eaten and the user just gets a 
could not boot message with module startup failure.


> Database creation and boot should fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected
locale is not supported
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3320
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3320
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 10.4.0.0
>         Environment: Java ME:
> Product: phoneME Advanced (phoneme_advanced_mr2-b34)
> Profile: Foundation Profile Specification 1.1
> Linux 2.4.21-40.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Feb 2 22:14:12 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
>            Reporter: Vemund Østgaard
>            Assignee: Mamta A. Satoor
>         Attachments: DERBY_3320_not_ready_for_commit_diff_v1.txt, DERBY_3320_not_ready_for_commit_stat_v1.txt,
DERBY_3320_Repro.java
>
>
> A problem I've discovered when testing with the phoneME advanced platform is that the
collationtests expect other locales than Locale.US to be available on the platform that is
used for the test, and for phoneME advanced (when compiled as foundation profile) only Locale.US
is available. From the jdk1.6 javadoc of Collator.getAvailableLocales() I see that only Locale.US
is strictly required:
> public static Locale[] getAvailableLocales()
>     Returns an array of all locales for which the getInstance methods of this class can
return localized instances. The returned array represents the union of locales supported by
the Java runtime and by installed CollatorProvider implementations. It must contain at least
a Locale instance equal to Locale.US.
>     Returns:
>         An array of locales for which localized Collator instances are available.
> This led me to thinking about how Derby should behave if created/booted with collation=TERRITORY_BASED
and territory=<some unsupported locale>. I'm not sure what the consequences could be
if the database is first created on a platform that supports whatever locale is set and later
booted with one that doesn't, or created on a platform missing support and later booted with
one that has. In any case I think it may confuse a user needlessly to see the database boot
successfully with his collation setting and later behave in a way he does not expect.
> Opinions voiced on the derby-dev list are that both database creation and boot should
fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected locale is not supported.
> If a change like this is implemented, the collationtests should be changed to verify
correct behavior also if they are executed in an environment were some of the tested locales
are not supported.

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