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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: embedded derby -- does it leak
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2006 02:37:08 GMT
I'll reiterate my understanding, repeating David's assertion that I'm  
not speaking for Sun officially.

There is no intent by Sun to maintain a separate code line for any  
reason including patches or new functionality that is not available  
to the community. We're *not* forking the code base.

Translating into practicality, if a supported customer reports a bug,  
and Sun support fixes it, the fix will be made to the Derby code base  
as soon as practical. Sun might cut an emergency patch for a  
customer, but won't bogard the fix.


aside to Michael: for the younger crowd here: I can't find a good  
reference to "bogard that joint". any pointers?

On Feb 15, 2006, at 1:52 PM, David W. Van Couvering wrote:

> I can't speak officially for Sun, but I do know that it has always  
> been the intent of the Sun Derby development team for *all* patches/ 
> bugfixes/changes made for customers of Java DB to be made in the  
> Derby code base, not on some separate forked version of the code.
> David
> derby@segel.com wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: David W. Van Couvering [mailto:David.Vancouvering@Sun.COM]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 10:54 AM
>>> To: Derby Discussion
>>> Subject: Re: embedded derby -- does it leak
>>> We do a *lot* of testing, including long-running tests and large
>>> database size tests.  We're trying to add more and more tests,
>>> robustness and compatibility are key goals for many of us on this  
>>> team.
>>> If you really need a production-level support, you should  
>>> probably go
>>> through Sun (Java DB) or IBM (Cloudscape).
>>> David
>> [mjs] This then begs the question....
>> Suppose a *supported* customer finds a bug. Does that mean that  
>> either SUN
>> or IBM which offers support, will fix said bug? Will they then  
>> release it
>> back to the general community, or do they intend to maintain their  
>> own
>> patched distribution chain?
>> I know I've asked this question a couple of times, yet no one from  
>> either
>> Sun or IBM are willing to respond.
>>  [SNIP]
>> <david.vancouvering.vcf>

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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