These notes describe the difference between Apache Derby release 10.14.0.0 and the preceding release 10.13.1.1.
The most up to date information about Derby releases can be found on the Derby download page.
Apache Derby is a pure Java relational database engine using standard SQL and JDBC as its APIs. More information about Derby can be found on the Apache web site. Derby functionality includes:
Support for Java SE 8 is being sunsetted and will not be supported by the next (10.15) release family. The 10.14 release family supports the following Java and JDBC versions:
This is a feature release. The following new features were added:
The following issues are addressed by Derby release 10.14.0.0. These issues are not addressed in the preceding 10.13.1.1 release.
|DERBY-6956||Create table as Select cannot copy Decimal columns|
|DERBY-6936||Documentation for changes made as part of DERBY-6904|
|DERBY-6935||Test Coverage for added features.|
|DERBY-6918||Problem with schema name starting with number followed by a dot|
|DERBY-6916||Doc of derbyrun.jar should describe complete list of referenced jars|
|DERBY-6906||Allow a GENERATED column to explicitly specify NO CYCLE|
|DERBY-6903||ALTER TABLE ALTER COLUMN resets CYCLE option of IDENTITY column|
|DERBY-6899||Improve docs build.xml to remove CLASSPATH requirement|
|DERBY-6898||Improve developer documentation for docs|
|DERBY-6726||NPE from trigger|
No issues required detailed release notes.
Derby release 10.14.0.0 was built using the following environment:
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