To install Derby you
must first download the Derby zip
or tar archive from the Derby Web
Navigate your Web browser to http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html. This downloads page
provides several distributions of Derby,
including prerelease snapshots as well as stable-version binary distributions.
You will also find information on how to use the Subversion version control
system to access the Derby source
code that is currently in development.
The distributions are:
- The bin distribution contains scripts, demonstration programs,
and documentation. The optimized jar files are available in the lib distribution.
- The lib distribution contains an optimized, small footprint set
of the Derby jar files for deployment.
- The lib-debug distribution contains a larger footprint set of the
Derby jar files that are useful for debugging or reporting issues.
- The src distribution contains the source files that are used to
create the bin, lib, and lib-debug distributions.
This guide assumes that you have downloaded the bin distribution.
Extract the downloaded package. The extracted installation contains several
- The demo subdirectory contains the demonstration
- The bin subdirectory contains the scripts for executing
utilities and setting up the environment.
- The javadoc subdirectory contains the api documentation
that was generated from source code comments.
- The docs subdirectory contains the Derby documentation.
- The lib subdirectory contains the Derby jar
- The test subdirectory contains regression tests for Derby.
- The frameworks subdirectory contains older style scripts for executing utilities and setting up the environment. These are provided in this release for backward compatibility. In a next release, they will be deprecated in favor of the scripts in the bin directory.