We have a Java1.3 application and wanted to know if it can work with ASE 15.7 and/or ASA 16.
I have tested it with ASE 15.7, so far so good. After all, we are not using any Sybase-specific feature.
However, I would like to know, if there is any document or reference, talking about the compatibility of jConnect 5.5 (jconn2.jar)?
Something like this page?
And I read in this page that, ASE 15.7 has a compatibility mode for 12.5 user. Does it help in my case (compatibility with jConnect 5.5)?
I'm not sure if you use an SAP application, if not then the following area is much better to ask ASE questions:
or for Anywhere go to here:
This area of SCN should be only for SAP applications running on ASE.
And finally an answer to your question:
JConnect 5.5 wasn't not tested with ASE 15.7 and ASA 16, cause it's end of life.
Check the Interoperiablitly matrix of ASE 15.7:
For ASA 16 you can take a look to the documentation what JDBC Drivers you need:
The compatibilty mode is not for 12.5 users, but it will try to use the 12.5 optimizer. See here for a more details what compatiblity mode is:
With kind regards
Just for a clarifying point regarding the JDBC driver (in this case the jConnect 5.5 driver), the driver is expected to work properly against ASE versions moving forward as long as they support/use TDS for communications, which of course they do.
Please keep in mind that new features/capabilities of the ASE may not be available to the older driver. You do not need to worry about your JDBC metadata on the ASE as the MeataData information on the ASE has backward compatible stored information as part fo the sp_mda execution.
As Stefan pointed out, the 5.5 driver is End-Of-Life and has been for quite some time, as is the 6.05 driver. The current driver is the 7.07 driver. But older versions of the jConnect driver are expected to function normally against the newer ASEs, although no testing or certifications were or will be performed due to the status of the driver.