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  1. Derby
  2. DERBY-5467

Copyright notice in the API documentation (generated by the Javadoc tool) is outdated

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 10.9.1.0
    • Fix Version/s: 10.8.3.0, 10.9.1.0
    • Component/s: Javadoc
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      Description

      The ending year in the copyright notice used in the API documentation hasn't been updated. Currently the year 2007 or 2008 is being used.
      Manually modifying the copyright notice is trivial, but has to be done once a year. It may be possible to automate this (i.e. use current year, or the year of the last change in the code repository?).

      Out of curiosity, should the year be updated even if no changes have been made? (somewhat relevant if we decide to automate the update)

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        Kristian Waagan added a comment -

        I messed up the JIRA issue number in my commits, thanks to Myrna for noticing!
        I have corrected the svn log messages.

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        Kristian Waagan added a comment - I messed up the JIRA issue number in my commits, thanks to Myrna for noticing! I have corrected the svn log messages.
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        Kristian Waagan added a comment -

        Thanks, Rick.

        Committed patch 1a to trunk with revision 1186691, and backported it to 10.8 with revision 1186697.
        Closing the issue.

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        Kristian Waagan added a comment - Thanks, Rick. Committed patch 1a to trunk with revision 1186691, and backported it to 10.8 with revision 1186697. Closing the issue.
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        Rick Hillegas added a comment -

        Thanks, Kristian. The patch looks good to me. +1

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        Rick Hillegas added a comment - Thanks, Kristian. The patch looks good to me. +1
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        Kristian Waagan added a comment -

        Thanks for telling about the copyright.year property, Rick.

        I'm attaching patch 1a, which uses that property for the end year in the copyright notice.

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        Kristian Waagan added a comment - Thanks for telling about the copyright.year property, Rick. I'm attaching patch 1a, which uses that property for the end year in the copyright notice.
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        Rick Hillegas added a comment -

        Thanks for catching this, Kristian. I think that the end year in the copyright notice should be changed to be the $

        {copyright.year}

        variable. That variable is updated when the release manager builds a release candidate. IANAL but I don't think we will lose any legal protections if we automatically update the end year even when nothing visible has changed. Thanks.

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        Rick Hillegas added a comment - Thanks for catching this, Kristian. I think that the end year in the copyright notice should be changed to be the $ {copyright.year} variable. That variable is updated when the release manager builds a release candidate. IANAL but I don't think we will lose any legal protections if we automatically update the end year even when nothing visible has changed. Thanks.

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          • Assignee:
            Kristian Waagan
            Reporter:
            Kristian Waagan
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