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From Erik Bengtson <e...@jpox.org>
Subject Re: Feature proposal for JDO 2.1 maintenance: current DB time
Date Mon, 16 Oct 2006 18:58:45 GMT
+1. maybe "new Date()" could be the expression where evaluation occurs on the
database.

Quoting Jörg von Frantzius <joerg.von.frantzius@artnology.com>:

> Dear experts,
>
> there had been several occasions where in our applications we had to
> determine the database server's current time(-stamp). In one application
> we needed it to synchronize sent JMS messages with visibility of commits
> in the database, and in another we need it for our simple replication
> algorithm.
>
> In distributed systems in general it is often crucial for
> synchronization purposes to have a common source of time information
> that is accessible from all processes.
>
> It would be great if JDO2 could offer a way of doing that independently
> of the database, e.g. as a JDOQL function.
>
>
> Regards,
> Jörg
>




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