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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@gridgain.com>
Subject Re: Third party JDBC drivers for schema load utility
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:47:46 GMT
I like this approach. Alexey K., what do you think?

D.

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:

> Yup.
>
> An ASF release is essentially a source code: signed and tagged back to a
> certain revision in the source code tree. Including binaries as a part of
> the
> release is frown upon as binaries can not be reviewed during the vote
> process,
> hence one can not guarantee the content of the release. That's esp. true
> with
> 3rd party, proprietary stuff.
>
> A nice and user-friendly way around it would be to provide a mechanism for
> a
> user to download the drivers without even leaving the UI application in
> question. Do you think it might work in your case?
>
> Cos
>
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 01:59PM, Vladimir Ozerov wrote:
> > I don't think that shipping drivers is a good idea for the following
> > reasons (skipping already mentioned licensing problems):
> >
> > 1) Some drivers targeting specific databse version.
> > 2) There could be different types of JDBC drivers available for the same
> > database (e.g. JDBC3, JDBC4, alternate implementations, etc.).
> > 3) Some drivers require installation (e.g. MS SQL requires some DLLs to
> be
> > placed in specific folder).
> > 4) We would have to bother with updating drivers along with their new
> > version releases.
> >
> > It shouldn't be a problem for a user to setup a JDBC driver manually as
> > virtually any developer knows how to do that.
> >
> > Vladimir.
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Alexey Kuznetsov <
> akuznetsov@gridgain.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi All!
> > >
> > > I'm working on small GUI utility Schema load (see IGNITE-32 issue
> > > <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE-32>).
> > >
> > > And for users usability it will be nice to provide JDBC drivers for
> most
> > > popular databases (Oracle, DB2, MS SQL, ...).
> > >
> > > But I'm afraid that providing proprietary software as part of Apache
> > > download will violate Apache rules.
> > >
> > > We could provide the file with collection of download links, but manual
> > > download is inconvenient for end-user.
> > >
> > > Please advice how we could handle this?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Alexey Kuznetsov
> > > GridGain Systems
> > > www.gridgain.com
> > >
>

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