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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Contribute to code, possible enhancements.
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:22:11 GMT
On 8/29/12 2:41 AM, David Myers wrote:
> Hello derby discussion,
>
> This is my first post, so be gentle ;)
>
> I have 2 questions, where do I send 'enhancement requests' for discussion?
Hi David,

I recommend moving this discussion over to the derby-dev@db.apache.org 
mailing list. If you are interested in contributing to Derby 
development, these web pages are a good place to start:

http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_comm.html
http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/ForNewDevelopers

Welcome!
-Rick
> Where should I begin if I want to get involved in helping development?
> (particularly to contribute code I have already developed to 'enhance'
> the user experience - in this instance a key word test, see below).
>
> Here is some background....
>
> I've been working on derby DB from the user side for a while, and I
> have a few 'enhancement requests'.
>
> Most notably:
>
> A native way to check if a word entered by a user is a derby 'keyword'
> or not. The databaseMetaData.getSQLKeywords() only returns those that
> aren't SQL92 keywords. There is a long list of others that can be
> found in the docs that are also keywords.
>
> I've already writen code to implant these values into a table in the
> DB so as I can check against them, and I would be more than happy to
> contribute this to the community. So as during install the values are
> inserted into an appropriate system table
>
> Extended characters / escape characters.
>
> Prepared statments are fine, but I obviously went for the use of the
> java /  unix '\' as an escape character... to no effect in a normal
> statement. This caught me on a 'create table' statement on a field
> with an apostrophe. The field title showed belonging, and without it
> the meaning of the field was ambiguous.
>
> Obviously I would quite like to get involved in developping derby, but
> I'm not sure how much time i'm going to have, between 4year old twins,
> and house renovations !
>
> Any advice is most welcome.
>
> Thanks in advance
>


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