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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: When and why use DB2UDB jdbc driver instead of the Derby ClientDriver to access a DERBY NETWORK SERVER?
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:37:02 GMT
Kim Haase wrote:
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> Kim Haase wrote:
>>> Kathey Marsden wrote:
>>>> Alan Burlison wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Related question:  If you want to connect to a Derby instance 
>>>>> using something other than Java (C, Python Perl etc), what's the 
>>>>> recommended mechanism?  Google suggests the DB2 driver, but most 
>>>>> of the articles and howto's are several years old, and date back 
>>>>> to the Cloudscape days.
>>>>>
>>>> Hi Alan,
>>>>
>>>> IBM no longer provides support for the DB2 driver with Derby  and 
>>>> is not testing it with new releases. It would be great to see an 
>>>> open source initiative for an ODBC driver for Derby.  Although this 
>>>> is often requested, I don't think we have a Jira entry for it yet.  
>>>> Perhaps you could open one.
>>>
>>> There are a couple of topics on the DB2 driver in the Derby 
>>> Administration Guide. Should these be removed, do you think? If so, 
>>> I could file a JIRA issue for this. Possibly we should just add a 
>>> note about the lack of support?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Kim Haase
>> If the driver is no longer supported and isn't being tested against 
>> new Derby releases, then it makes sense to me to remove references 
>> from the Derby user manuals. Maybe the information could migrate to 
>> the wiki along with a note stating that the DB2 driver is not 
>> supported or tested anymore.
>>
>> Regards,
>> -Rick
>
> Thanks for the suggestion, Rick. I can file an issue to remove the 
> info from the docs. I'm not so familiar with the wiki, so I'm not 
> quite sure where to move it to --
>
>  - The JDBCSupport page? How up to date is this (it predates JDBC 4)?
>  - HintsAndTips?
>  - UsesOfDerby?
>
> Kim
Hi Kim,

I have very bad instincts when it comes to categorizing this kind of 
information. However, UsesOfDerby sounds like a good place to me.

Thanks,
-Rick

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