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From Nirmal Fernando <nirmal070...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: text of release announcement for
Date Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:35:05 GMT
Hi Rick,

Not sure whether there's a formal structure for writing this. If I am a user
who reads this release announcement I would love to
see some screen shots of new features :). (Not sure about other new features
but to PlanExporter we can add a nice screen shot.)

Just a thought!

Thanks for your efforts on this release!!

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 8:48 PM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com>wrote:

> Here's what I have so far. Please help me improve this. I plan to announce
> the release tomorrow (Wednesday, December 15).
> Thanks,
> -Rick
> --------------------------------
> The Apache Derby project is pleased to announce feature release
> Apache Derby is a subproject of the Apache DB project. Derby is a pure Java
> relational database engine which conforms to the ISO/ANSI SQL and JDBC
> standards. Derby aims to be easy for developers and end-users to work with.
> Derby can be obtained from the Derby download site:
>   http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html.
> Derby contains the following new features:
>    * Definer's rights - Procedures and functions can now run with their
> creators' privileges, rather than with the current user's permissions.
>    * BOOLEAN data type - Boolean is now a legal data type for columns,
> routine arguments, and function return values.
>    * Table truncation - A new TRUNCATE TABLE command drops all rows in a
> table quickly.
>    * Query plan browsing - A new PlanExporter tool helps developers
> visualize query plans better.
>    * Unicode database names - Remote clients can now use database names
> which include Unicode characters outside the ASCII codeset.
> In addition, Derby contains many bug and documentation fixes.
> Please try out this new release.

Best Regards,

C.S.Nirmal J. Fernando
Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka.

Blog: http://nirmalfdo.blogspot.com/

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