The installation directory
The installation program installs the Derby software in a directory
of your choice. See the install.html file for information on how
to install Derby.
The installer automatically creates setup scripts that include an environment
variable called DERBY_INSTALL. The installer's value is set to the Derby
If you want to set your own environment, Getting Started with Derby instructs
you on setting its value to the directory in which you installed the Derby
The installer for Derby installs all the files you need,
including the documentation set, some example applications, and a sample database.
Details about the installation:
- index.html in the top-level directory is the top
page for the on-line documentation.
- release_notes.html, in the top-level Derby base
directory, contains important last-minute information. Read it first.
- /demo contains some sample applications, useful
scripts, and prebuilt databases.
- /databases includes prebuilt sample databases.
- /programs includes sample applications.
- /doc contains the on-line documentation (including
- /frameworks contains utilities and scripts for
- /javadoc contains the documented APIs for the
public classes and interfaces. Typically, you use the JDBC interface to interact
with Derby; however, you can use some of these additional classes in
- /lib contains the Derby libraries.