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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: text of release announcement for
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:48:18 GMT
The last version of this text was truncated. Here is the complete 
announcement I plan to send later this morning:


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:


Derby contains the following new features:

     * JDBC 4.2 - Derby supports the Java 8 enhancements to JDBC.
     * Small device profile - Derby runs on the small CP2 profile of 
Java 8. See the corresponding JEP at http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/161
     * User-defined aggregates - Applications can create their own 
aggregate operators. See the "CREATE DERBY AGGREGATE" section in the 
Derby Reference Manual.
     * Varargs routines - SQL routines can be bound to user-written Java 
methods which have variable length argument lists.
     * Optional tools - Derby has new, optional tools to support data 
migration and metadata queries. See the "Optional tools" section in the 
Derby Tools and Utilities Guide.
system procedure for invalidating stored prepared statements when you 
think that your metadata queries or triggers are misbehaving--for 
example if they throw a NoSuchMethodError on execution. See the section 
on this new system procedure in the Derby Reference Manual.
     * Faster query compilation - A number of changes have made SQL 
compilation faster.
     * Unencrypting databases - Encryption can be turned off on existing 
databases. See the section on the decryptDatabase attribute in the Derby 
Reference Manual.

In addition, Derby contains many bug, security, and 
documentation fixes.

Please try out this new release.

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