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From Martin Wegner <>
Subject Re: To release or not to release?
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:38:59 GMT
>From where we sit we need an open source, pure-Java based LDAP Server. 
Period.  That alone is a giant step forward.  OpenLDAP is just not cutting
it anymore and the commercial servers are just too expensive.

Once we have that then we can start adding things like direct DSML support
and using Eve as a front end for other data sources (JDBC, DNS, NIS+,

The first thing this project needs to do is provide a binary distribution.
 This legitimizes the directory project for people who need components not
source code.  Once you get a binary distribution out there you'll start to
hear from folks like us what other bits of data are needed.  But until we
get a handful of JAR files it is difficult to contribute.

One thing I think you guys should keep in mind is what a lot of people are
going to do with Eve right off the bat: embed it into a web server, like
Tomcat.  Most of the open source JMS Servers do that now, right out of the
box.  It is one of the things that has made ActiveMQ a success.  Eve
should be embeddable as well.  We will certainly do it with the first JARs

Keep up the great work.  This project looks like it is on the right track.


--- Alex KaKarasuluaoaok3@bebellsouthet> wrote:

> Martin WeWegnerrote:
> >As someone who is anxiously waiting for any release of this project, I
> am
> >all for the pushing of something so that us folks who only work with
> >binary releases can contribute/provide feedback.  Go for it!
> >  
> >
> Good to see some lurkers out there interested in the project.  Let us 
> know what we can do to make life easier for you.  Community is very 
> important to us here.
> For example are you interested in a single jar for the JNJNDIve 
> provider?  Is there something we can be doing in terms of the site docs 
> to make the project more navigable?
> Anything is something good and we're listening.  Thanks for posting.
> -Alex
> >--- Alex KaKarasuluaoaok3@bebellsouthet> wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>After a few conversations with some peeps at A/C I've come to the 
> >>conclusion that we should shoot for a release even though we are still
> >>under incubation.  Why?  Because I think this will push us to do
> things 
> >>like:
> >>
> >> o clean up the build,
> >> o update documents and site,
> >> o fix critical bugs, 
> >> o get JIJIRAn order,
> >> o get everything building with gugump
> >> o tag things in subversion so new development can progress
> >>
> >>It will also help us see how many active people we have on this team. 
> >>I'm seeing more an more of use being active and I think we're reaching
> >>critical mass.  A release will help us see just how well we can band 
> >>together to get some serious work done and who will come out of the
> wood
> >>
> >>work to help with that.
> >>
> >>Keep in mind we may have to try over and over again to get a release
> of 
> >>some kind out the door.  It may take a while.  We may even graduate 
> >>incubator before this happens - who knows?  All I'm saying is this is
> a 
> >>good way to test our selves.   However there are areas where we will
> be 
> >>branching before this for new experimental changes like what TrTrustin
> >>would like to do with SESEDAnd Alan and I would like to do with
> >>Snickers.
> >>
> >>Thoughts?
> >>
> >>Alex
> >>
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >
> >  
> >

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