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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject pushing back release date for jdbc4-capable Derby
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 20:26:47 GMT
A while ago, I volunteered to manage a Derby release which will include 
a new feature that is important to me: an implementation of JDBC4. Based 
on the JDBC4 schedule then, I had hoped to post that release in June. 
However, because the JDBC4 schedule moved back, I must post my release 
later, most likely in October. Here is the reason:

Under the terms of the JCP specification license, a product may not 
release for general availability if it implements JCP specification APIs 
that are not generally available. Two JCP specifications, JSRs 221 and 
270, affect Derby. JSR 221 governs JDBC4 and JSR 270 governs Java SE 6. 
JDBC4, as part of Java SE 6, is scheduled to go GA this autumn. See 
http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=221&showPrint and 
http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=270&showPrint. So a JDBC4-capable 
Derby GA cannot post till the fall.

I will continue to track the evolving JDBC4 spec and still expect to 
manage a release which implements that feature. However, you must 
understand that I do not have time to manage a June release as well.

I am sorry to bear this disappointing news.

Regards,
-Rick

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