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  2. DERBY-5938

Documentation says Derby works with Java 1.4.2

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    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 10.10.1.1
    • Fix Version/s: 10.10.1.1
    • Component/s: Documentation
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    • Urgency:
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      Description

      The documentation says that Derby works with Java 1.4.2. This is not true on trunk, as support for Java 1.4.2 is removed for Derby 10.10. A quick search came up with these places that need change:

      • Getting started guide:

      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/getstart/tgssetupverify.html
      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/getstart/cgstutorialintro.html
      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/getstart/tgssetupjavaenvir.html
      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/getstart/cgsintsr.html

      Need to change the above topics to say that you need JDK 1.5 or later installed to run the examples.

      • Developer's guide:

      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/devguide/rdevconcepts713.html

      The cell for the combination Multi-User/Embedded mentions potential multi-boot problems in pre-1.4 JVMs. Derby doesn't run on pre-1.4 JVMs anymore (and hasn't done for a long time). However, the multi-boot problem is present on CDC/FP 1.1, which is still a supported platform, so maybe we should change "pre-1.4" to "J2ME" (or however we usually refer to that platform in the docs).

      • Admin guide:

      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/adminguide/cadminappsthenetworkserverandjvms.html

      Should say that the server is compatible with Java 5 and above.

      • Tools guide:

      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/tools/ctools1003034.html

      Although it's technically correct that the tools do run on Java 1.4, it's not possible to access a Derby database with them on Java 1.4 in any supported way (unsupported way: use derbytools.jar from 10.10 and derby.jar from 10.9). So we should change this topic to say Java 5 and above, perhaps also mentioning CDC/Foundation Profile 1.1.

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            • Assignee:
              Kim Haase
              Reporter:
              Knut Anders Hatlen
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