[DBD-SQLite] SQLite 3.7.0 now in SVN - new bugs to fix

Adam Kennedy adamkennedybackup at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 14:09:36 GMT 2010

As soon as someone fixes the tests, ping the list and I'll cut the dev release.

Adam K

On 22 July 2010 12:54, Darren Duncan <darren at darrenduncan.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> Today the next major version of SQLite was released, and below the dashed
> line is a copy of D. Richard Hipp's release announcement.
> I have committed that version into the DBD::SQLite Subversion repository, so
> when you svn-up you should have that version.
> From my own testing, the simple substitution of 3.7.0 for the previous
> broke a couple of our tests:
> t/08_busy.t                            (Wstat: 512 Tests: 23 Failed: 2)
>  Failed tests:  11, 22
>  Non-zero exit status: 2
> t/28_schemachange.t                    (Wstat: 512 Tests: 9 Failed: 2)
>  Failed tests:  7-8
>  Non-zero exit status: 2
> ... and these cite 'disk I/O error' as the problem.
> I did not debug the problem aside from that I tested both with the
> Subversion head plus the latest CPAN release 1.30_03; for both, the above 2
> errors occur with 3.7.0 and not with the prior SQLite version.
> Separately, Subversion head had a few other failures in "make test" on my
> system while the pristine 1.30_03 had no errors; those would just be related
> to DBD::SQLite changes.
> Given the major changes in 3.7.0, I recommend cutting a new CPAN developer
> release 1.30_04 as soon as all the tests pass.
> For my part, I can at least try testing on another system or 2 in case for
> some reason the new failures are specific to my first machine, though if
> anyone else can reproduce the above test failures then that won't be
> necessary.
> -- Darren Duncan
> -------------
> SQLite version 3.7.0 is now available on the website
>     http://www.sqlite.org/
> The most important change in version 3.7.0 is that SQLite now supports
> write-ahead logs as an optional method for transaction control, for improved
> performance and concurrency.  Additional information can be found here:
>    http://www.sqlite.org/wal.html
> We are actually already using the write-ahead logging feature on the SQLite
> website itself, in the Fossil DVCS that tracks all changes to the SQLite
> source tree. (Yes, the SQLite write-ahead log code is stored in an SQLite
> write-ahead log database - how's that for recursion!)
>    http://www.sqlite.org/src
> The added concurrency of the write-ahead log journaling mode allows multiple
> users to be doing extended read operations, such as checking out historical
> versions of the SQLite code or looking at extended timelines simultaneously
> with developers making new checkins, adding or editing tickets, or actually
> rebuilding the entire 10-year source code database.  The write-ahead log
> code has performed very well so far for us.
> Version 3.7.0 also marks the official cut-over to our new SQLite logo and a
> new color scheme for the website.  We hope you like the new look.
> The 114-day time span since the previous release (version is the
> longest span between consecutive releases in the 10-year history of SQLite.
> Much of that time was spent testing and stressing the new write-ahead log
> feature.  This is probably the most thoroughly tested release of SQLite that
> we have every produced.  And so even though the write-ahead logging feature
> is entirely new, we are very hopeful that the 3.7.0 release will prove to be
> stable and robust and ready for production use.
> Of course, if you do happen to run into problems, please let me know at
> once. Thanks!
> D. Richard Hipp
> drh at sqlite.org
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