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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: SQL task testing and gump
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 05:24:08 GMT
On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Kev Jackson <> wrote:

> Given the recent sql task bugs and realization that the tests are
> awol, which databases could possibly be supported by Gump for
> testing?

Just look over the project's built by Gump.  hsqldb and derby are both
there and would allow to be run as embedded databases AFAIK.

> I'd imagine that there are both license and technical issues to deal
> with regarding deploying multiple databases to test SQL task against
> them.

Given that Gump runs on multiple machines (two right now, should be
more) and we are very low on infrastructure volunteers it is probably
save to assume that the chance of installing anything is very close to

MySQL is part of Gump's own requirements, but I'm a bit reluctant of
adding a database instance for Ant's tests.  This is a matter of
setting precedence and having to do it for other projects as well and
all that.

> Problems with HSQL are the fact that it's in memory, so it may not
> be representative of the databases that <sql> will generally be used
> with.

I'd expect it to be a good choice just because it is in memory and we
wouldn't need any setup.

> Last time I tried Derby, it required a client download from IBM -
> this instantly made me fairly annoyed, and I'm not sure about the
> license of the client, but it certainly dampened my enthusiasm for
> the project.

I've never tried Derby myself.  The JDBC driver wouldn't cause big
problems since just downloading stuff and providing them on the
CLASSPATH is something I'm willing to do on the Gump machines (see
"installed packages").


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