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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3982) Add a facility to override the default set of old versions to be tested in the upgrade tests.
Date Fri, 19 Dec 2008 14:05:44 GMT

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Rick Hillegas commented on DERBY-3982:
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Thanks, Ole. Committed DERBY-3982_p2_diff.txt at subversion revision 728024.

> Add a facility to override the default set of old versions to be tested in the upgrade
tests.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3982
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3982
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Test
>    Affects Versions: 10.5.0.0
>            Reporter: Ole Solberg
>            Assignee: Ole Solberg
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: DERBY-3982_diff.txt, DERBY-3982_p2_diff.txt, DERBY-3982_p2_stat.txt,
DERBY-3982_stat.txt
>
>
> In my testing I have seen a need for performing upgrade testing from local/internal non-public
"versions" of Derby.
> That is, having local/internal changes to some older branch and allowing upgrade testing
from this (not yet public) version.
> One solution is to locally modify the 'VERSIONS' table of the upgradetests '_Suite',
but this means modifying the source for each such case.
> A more flexible solution is to override the default versions (given in 'VERSIONS') by
using a property giving a file which lists the versions to test upgrade from. The location
to local version jars can currently be given by the 'derbyTesting.oldReleasePath' property.
The list of versions could be given by a property 'derbyTesting.oldVersionsPath'.
> This will also easily allow us to skip testing upgrade from a specific version. (This
can already be done by not having the version jars available.)
> The list of versions given via the property should be used whether versions (jars) are
available locally (as given by the 'derbyTesting.oldReleasePath' property or fetched from
the Apache Derby svn repository ('http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/db/derby/jars').
> I have a patch for this which I will submit for review.

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