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From Kim Haase <Camilla.Ha...@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 20:08:35 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> 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

Thanks, Rick, I'll work on that.


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