This section provides reference information about the installation
directory, JVMs, classpath, upgrades, and platform-specific issues.
Review the index.html file at the top level of the Derby distribution
for pointers to reference and tutorial information about
See the Release Notes for information on platform support, changes that may
affect your existing applications, defect information, and recent documentation
updates. See Getting Started with Java DB for
basic product descriptions, information on getting started, and directions
for setting the path and the classpath.
Derby and JVMs
Derby is a database engine written completely in Java; it will run in any JVM, version 1.4 or higher.
Derby libraries and classpath
Derby libraries are located in the /lib subdirectory of the Derby base directory. You must set the classpath on your development machine to include the appropriate libraries.