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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSERVER-760) reading .schema files at server start-up
Date Mon, 06 Nov 2006 06:35:38 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-760?page=comments#action_12447374 ] 
            
Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSERVER-760:
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Hi Norval,

I have added some doco in cwiki : http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/DIRxSRVx11/Apache+DS+initialization

It explains the way ADS is initialized, and I have started a page about Schema Loading, but
is very empty atm :)

I don't know if you have write access to the wiki, but if this is not the case (usually, it
takes time to get full kerma when you have been elected as a committer ...), then I will be
pleased to "inject" whatever text you want into it for you.

Schema parser so far just handle ObjectClasses and Attributes, not matchingRules, matchingRuleUses,
DITContentRuleDescription, DITStructureRuleDescription or anything described in RFC 4125.
Further more, many of the base classes seems to be hand crafted, and loaded during the initialisation
phase, but this is still something I have to study.

This would be very good if we can write down some specs/doco about what should be done in
order to determine how long it could take to implement dynamic schema managment, considering
that we want to create a GUI to do that (implying that we will need a clear API to manipulate
the schemas).

> reading .schema files at server start-up
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-760
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-760
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: core
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.1
>         Environment: N/A
>            Reporter: Norval Hope
>         Attachments: schema_loader.patch
>
>
> I am submitting a patch for a feature I required, and which I've seen a number of queries
about on the DEV list. Currently the only way to get new .schema information into ApacheDS
is to use the Maven2 plugin, requiring a rebuild of the server (not to mention working around
problems like methods being generated which are too long for Java to handle).
> Instead this patch adds support for reading of  specified .schema files from server.xml
at server startup, via a new interface SchemaLoader and a default implementation FileSystemSchemaLoader.
The latter supports reading all files matching a specified regex in a specified directory
(in which case users must be careful to ensure that files appear lexicographically before
their dependant files, ala init.rc in Linux) or reading an ordered list of file names under
a specified directory. An example server.xml snippet is as follows:
>     <property name="bootstrapSchemas">
>       <set>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.AutofsSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.CorbaSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.CoreSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.CosineSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.ApacheSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.CollectiveSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.InetorgpersonSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.JavaSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.Krb5kdcSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.NisSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.SystemSchema"/>
>         <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.bootstrap.ApachednsSchema"/>
>       </set>
>     </property>
>     <property name="schemaLoaders">
>         <list>
>             <bean class="org.apache.directory.server.core.schema.FileSystemSchemaLoader">
>                 <constructor-arg><value>./</value></constructor-arg>
>                 <!--<constructor-arg><value>.*_openldap.schema</value></constructor-arg>-->
>                 <constructor-arg>
>                     <list>
>                         <value>my1_openldap.schema</value>
>                         <value>my2_openldap.schema</value>
>                     </list>
>                 </constructor-arg>
>             </bean>
>         </list>
>     </property>
> noting that the Maven2 style approach is of course still supported where desired. A list
is used so that multiple SchemaLoader implementations can be appended if required (which I
do). 
> I have also included SchemaFromSearchConverter which can read a schema from another directory
via conventional query, which may come in useful for people using ApacheDS as a virtual directory
container of sorts. It is not required by the core patch and can be excluded if no generic
use is seen for it.
> A few issues are still outstanding:
>    1. Is the patch seen as worthwhile by the DEV list and/or are there any issues with
my implementation of it?
>    2. At it's core the patch uses the OpenLdapSchemaParser to read the .schema files,
which is currently only available in the Maven2 plugin artifact     
> <groupId>org.apache.directory.server</groupId>
> <artifactId>apacheds-core-plugin</artifactId>
>    
>     which is a bit clunky as it means people need to include this jar in their classpath
(or in the UberJar). Perhaps this parsing component should be separated from the rest of the
maven plugin to tidy this up (I don't know maven well enough to do this myself).
>    
>    3. If the feature and implementation are ok, what further steps should I take re preparing
the patch for inclusion?
> Thanks (by the way I was previously known as Norbert Reilly)

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