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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: embedded derby -- does it leak
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:52:56 GMT
I can't speak officially for Sun, but I do know that it has always been 
the intent of the Sun Derby development team for *all* 
patches/bugfixes/changes made for customers of Java DB to be made in the 
Derby code base, not on some separate forked version of the code.


derby@segel.com wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: David W. Van Couvering [mailto:David.Vancouvering@Sun.COM]
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 10:54 AM
>>To: Derby Discussion
>>Subject: Re: embedded derby -- does it leak
>>We do a *lot* of testing, including long-running tests and large
>>database size tests.  We're trying to add more and more tests,
>>robustness and compatibility are key goals for many of us on this team.
>>If you really need a production-level support, you should probably go
>>through Sun (Java DB) or IBM (Cloudscape).
> [mjs] 
> This then begs the question....
> Suppose a *supported* customer finds a bug. Does that mean that either SUN
> or IBM which offers support, will fix said bug? Will they then release it
> back to the general community, or do they intend to maintain their own
> patched distribution chain?
> I know I've asked this question a couple of times, yet no one from either
> Sun or IBM are willing to respond.
> [SNIP]

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