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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject RE: newbie question: snacc4j
Date Wed, 28 Apr 2004 10:43:55 GMT
I'm working on a narrowly focused compiler that can compile a correct,
i.e. does no checking, LDAP V3 ASN.1 definition.  I am hoping to get
something usable by the end of May.


Regards,
Alan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon.Temple@saaconsultants.com
> [mailto:Simon.Temple@saaconsultants.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 8:03 AM
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> Subject: RE: newbie question: snacc4j
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> Many thanks for the replies... very informative.
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> I'll look out for your exit from the incubator!
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> Any idea about a first release of the stub compiler Alan?
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> Will it be up to processing an LDAP V3 ASN.1 definition?
> 
> - SimonT
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>              "Alex Karasulu"
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> Hi Simon,
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> Sorry to see you stuck in SNACC4J purgatory as well :-(.
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Simon.Temple@saaconsultants.com
> >
> > I have developed a dependancy on IBM's snacc4j jar.
> >
> > I understand work in this project is underway to solve this problem:
> > snickers.
> >
> > I have a 'couple' of questions:
> >
> > 1.  Does anyone have any of the original snacc4j licence/readme
files
> that
> > may elude to the license terms? All I have is the jar.
> 
> I have an old 2.3 copy of the entire snacc4j tar ball out on
> sourceforge which should contain the license with it.  You can get
> it hear:
> 
> http://ldapd.sourceforge.net/dist/Snacc4J_v2.3.tgz
> 
> Luckily I had it lying around before IBM totally took this off of
> opensource.
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> > 2.  Has the snickers code developed sufficiently yet to be used as a
> > replacement for snacc4j?
> 
> Depends on what part of snacc4j you're referring to.  The stub
compiler
> might have a while to go but the runtime is pretty much ready.
> 
> > 2.  How do I get at the code or pre-release JAR for snickers?
> 
> Ahh we can't release while still in the incubator however we should be
> out of the incubator within the next couple of months so we can talk
about
> releases then if anything can be released then.
> 
> For now you can checkout and build the snickers code using
> subversion.  Directions on how to do this are available here:
> 
> http://incubator.apache.org/directory/svn.html
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> > 3.  How big a re-factoring job is likely to be needed on a module
which
> is
> > currently dependant on com.ibm.asn1.* ?
> 
> It's a big change.  Basically the SNACC Stubs are really ugly without
> any encapsulation at all as you probably already know.  Snickers is
> designed
> to encapsulate things and is a clean approach at the relevant
> algorithm implementations rather than a transliteration of the old
> SNACC C code.  So your code will be better off for it.  Now how
exactly
> these stub will look will depend on the final Stub compiler.
> 
> > 4.  Do you have any estimates when snickers/eve will be ready for
> release?
> >
> > TIA
> 
> The runtime will be ready in a couple of months when we get out
> of incubation.  The actual stub compiler is TBA.  Alan may be able to
> comment further.
> 
> Cheers,
> Alex
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