[ANNOUNCE] Apache Derby released

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[ANNOUNCE] Apache Derby released

The Apache Derby project is pleased to announce feature release

Apache Derby is a sub-project of the Apache DB project. Derby is a pure
Java relational database engine which conforms to the ISO/ANSI SQL and
JDBC standards. Derby aims to be easy for developers and end-users to
work with.

Derby can be obtained from the Derby download site:

    http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html. re-packages Derby as a set of JPMS modules. This introduces a
new jar file, derbyshared.jar, required by all configurations. Existing
users can continue to boot Derby with a classpath as they have always
done. Applications will run as they did on older Derby versions.

Alternatively, users can now boot Derby with a module path. Doing so
provides extra security by encapsulating (hiding) Derby's internal
classes inside the new modules.

Via the JDK's jlink tool, the new Derby modules can be assembled into
shrink-wrapped, footprint-optimized applications which deploy on
platforms lacking a JVM--platforms like smart phones and tablets.

Users who want to study Derby's module structure may consult the module
diagrams in the 10.15 public API.

Derby runs on JVMs from Java 9 on up.

Please try out this new release.