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From "Tence, Vincent" <vte...@optimuminformatique.com>
Subject RE: what can I do?
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2005 15:01:17 GMT
That would be awesome and indeed very useful!

- Vincent

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brennan Stehling [mailto:offwhite@gmail.com]
> Sent: January 27, 2005 10:00 AM
> To: Apache Directory Developers List
> Subject: Re: what can I do?
> 
> 
> I think the best way for me to get started is to put together a series
> of unit tests which I can run and experiment with different ways of
> interfacing with the Apache DS server.  It will also benefit everyone
> else on the project.
> 
> From there I should be able to start documentation to help others
> learn how to integrate their apps with Apache DS.  And I may just do a
> couple of integrations for the most popular community projects to kick
> it off.
> 
> Brennan
> 
> 
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 01:18:43 -0500, Enrique Rodriguez
> <erodriguez@apache.org> wrote:
> > Brennan Stehling wrote:
> > > I hope we can put some things together.  I do not really 
> do a lot of
> > > PHP development, but some PHP applications are so popular 
> that it is
> > > worth the effort to unify their user management with Apache DS.  I
> > > have been running POP3, Jabber, phpBB and other types of community
> > > software and each has it's own user repository.
> > 
> > I agree.  Easy-to-use LDAP+Kerberos should allow a broader 
> community for
> > interchangeable webapps and services that can be assembled 
> into virtual
> > community sites.
> > 
> > > Once some issues start filling into JIRA I will do what I 
> can to work on them.
> > 
> > Issues that have arisen on the mailing list have so far come from
> > developers launching into using ApacheDS in existing products.  The
> > protocol work I'm doing, since it uses the front- and back-ends has
> > picked out a couple bugs but most of the ones on this 
> mailing list have
> > come from guys like Mark Swanson who are experimenting with this in
> > their products (http://www.scheduleworld.com/).
> > 
> > Something to consider is launching into your own integration effort,
> > which may not require any coding, just configuration.  For example,
> > Postfix has great LDAP support and is reasonably easy to 
> configure.  At
> > Apache, we've got Tomcat and James.  In the broader Java world, Jive
> > Messenger (Jabber server) comes to mind.  In addition to 
> bug reports and
> > fixes, we could also use HOWTO's to get people started and 
> expand the
> > user base.
> > 
> > -enrique
> > 
> > 
> > > On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 21:30:34 -0500, Enrique Rodriguez
> > > <erodriguez@apache.org> wrote:
> > >
> > >>Brennan Stehling wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>I am very much interested in integrating a DS backend to 
> several other
> > >>>open source projects like message board, blog, jabber and other
> > >>>community type sites which need to manage a directory of users.
> > >>
> > >>Awesome, Brennan.  This is what got me involved in this 
> project, the
> > >>desire to integrate community site components.  I came at 
> it from the
> > >>Kerberos angle only because Alex was already well along with LDAP.
> > >>
> > >>-enrique
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Brennan Stehling
>  + http://brennan.offwhite.net/blog/
> 

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