Do we have an estimate in turn of how long it takes to fix DERBY-4331 and knowledge in turn whether the fix will cause any further regression? I just want to make sure we iron out some of the unknown issues.





From: Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hillegas@Sun.COM>
Sent: Monday, August 3, 2009 7:58:40 AM
Subject: Re: DERBY-4331 and the release

Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:
> Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hillegas@Sun.COM> writes:

>> As I see it, data corruptions are the worst kind of database bug,
>> followed closely by wrong results. We have a precedent for pulling
>> releases from our download site and I recommend that we pull the
>> release because of this regression.
> Although we have pulled releases with serious problems from our download
> site once, I think we shouldn't make that the rule. The pulling did
> cause some problems for us, like holes in the release notes when
> upgrading over multiple releases in one go.
Note that there won't be a hole in the release notes in this case.
> And most of the releases
> from the 10.3 and 10.4 branches did have wrong results regressions, but
> they're still available for download.

Probably we would have spun new RCs for those distributions if our
release testing had disclosed the regressions early on.
> However, since we haven't yet announced, holding the
> announcment (possibly pulling the release from the download page) and
> quickly re-spinning a release with DERBY-4331 fixed sounds like a good
> option. Also, I'd prefer a quick re-spin as soon as the known
> regressions are fixed, rather than having a new maintenance release in
> the autumn, since right now all our 10.5 releases have known regressions
> from 10.4.
> That said, I won't be able to help with a release the next two weeks, so
> I'm just expressing a wish for a quick fix, not actually offering to do
> the work. :(