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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject text of release announcement for
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:33:52 GMT
Here's what I have so far. Please help me improve this. I plan to 
announce the release in the next day or two.



The Apache Derby project is pleased to announce feature release

Apache Derby is a sub-project 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:

     * MERGE statement - MERGE is a single, join-driven statement which 
     * Deferrable constraints - Constraint enforcement can now be 
deferred, typically to the end of a transaction.
     * WHEN clause in CREATE TRIGGER - An optional WHEN clause has been 
added which determines which rows fire a trigger.
     * Rolling log file - The Derby diagnostic log can now be split 
across a sequence of files.
     * Experimental Lucene support - Derby text columns can now be 
indexed and queried via Apache Lucene.
     * Simple case expression - The "simple" and "extended" syntax for 
CASE expressions has been added.
     * Better concurrency for identity columns - The concurrency of 
identity columns has been boosted.
     * New ij HoldForConnection command - A new ij command has been 
added to change the default cursor holdability.
     * Standard syntax for altering column nullability - Standard syntax 
has been added for altering the nullability of columns.

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

Please try out this new release.

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