Release Notes for Apache Derby

These notes describe the difference between Apache Derby release and the preceding release


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:

New Features

This is a feature release. The following new features were added:

Bug Fixes

The following issues are addressed by Derby release These issues are not addressed in the preceding release.

Issue Id
DERBY-6956Create table as Select cannot copy Decimal columns
DERBY-6936Documentation for changes made as part of DERBY-6904
DERBY-6935Test Coverage for added features.
DERBY-6918Problem with schema name starting with number followed by a dot
DERBY-6916Doc of derbyrun.jar should describe complete list of referenced jars
DERBY-6906Allow a GENERATED column to explicitly specify NO CYCLE
DERBY-6899Improve docs build.xml to remove CLASSPATH requirement
DERBY-6898Improve developer documentation for docs
DERBY-6726NPE from trigger


No issues required detailed release notes.

Build Environment

Derby release was built using the following environment:

Verifying Releases

It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP and MD5 signatures. MD5 verification ensures the file was not corrupted during the download process. PGP verification ensures that the file came from a certain person.

The PGP signatures can be verified using PGP or GPG. First download the Apache Derby KEYS as well as the asc signature file for the particular distribution. It is important that you get these files from the ultimate trusted source - the main ASF distribution site, rather than from a mirror. Then verify the signatures using ...

% pgpk -a KEYS
% pgpv db-derby-X.Y.tar.gz.asc


% pgp -ka KEYS
% pgp db-derby-X.Y.tar.gz.asc


% gpg --import KEYS
% gpg --verify db-derby-X.Y.tar.gz.asc

To verify the MD5 signature on the files, you need to use a program called md5 or md5sum, which is included in many unix distributions. It is also available as part of GNU Textutils. Windows users can get binary md5 programs from here, here, or here.

We strongly recommend that you verify your downloads with both PGP and MD5.