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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS][Release] Remaining JIRA issues for 0.9.3 roadmap
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:09:03 GMT
Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:

>>[2] (Emmanuel)
>>2 - JPEG corruption issue: this is an ugly one so we'll need status on it
>>[2] I think is involved and can be pushed out if it's not going to be done 
>>within the next 24 hours.
>This is really a simple but ugly one. After more or lmess two month of
>"evaluation", here is its status :
>- the reason why Jpeg (and any other binary element) are not well
>handled is that the decoders are transforming every value to a String.
>This is, of course, not the right thing to do
>- it leads to another correlated problem, Strings are encoded as simple
>Strings, not UTF-8 Strings. This is also a problem
>- then, we need to control the HR tags (Human Readable) into the
>SchemaService methods before doing any transformation of any value that
>are OctetString (see RFC 2251)
>- Last, but not least, we have to deal with DN normalization, if any
>binary attribute is to be used - I bet this is possible -. As those
>attributes will be encoded with a # followed by the hexadecimal String,
>we have to check that this attribute is binary or not.
>Not to mention that a huge regression test has to be done...
>I've currently created a new branch (called xxx-utf8) to deal with all
>those problems, and the impact on the code will be huge.
>I really don't think that it will be a simple and easy patch, so I just
>suggest that this 0.9.3 release should be delivered without it.
No problem we'll just push this over to 0.9.4.


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