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From "Ersin Er" <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Ramifications of removing configuration beans
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:07:13 GMT
On 9/25/07, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Chris Custine and David Jencks have been advising the removal of the
> configuration beans to
> directly wire up components in the server.  I think they're right after
> seeing just how many problems
> the present configuration bean setup causes.  Also this will not happen
> immediately if it does in
> one shot.  The progression will be gradual.
> However doing this has a huge impact and I want everyone to be aware of
> them.  First and foremost
> the way users embed the server will change.  The server.xml file will
> completely change as well so
> this may disappoint our users who have been using 1.5.x releases since
> they are more stable than
> 1.0.x even though 1.5.x is labeled as experimental.
> So it is obvious from a technical standpoint that this must be done.  The
> remaining question is when.
> Should we just get 2.0 out ASAP so users have something and start
> immediately on a 2.5?  So this
> is a question that our users and team must answer.  If yes then we need to
> figure out what to stuff
> into 2.0 before it goes out.  We can even start 2.5 in a separate branch
> before 2.0 is out the door if
> people want to just go hog wild with these changes yet brace our users
> from them.

I dislike the idea of maintaining three different branches of the server. I
suggest making this change before releasing 2.0 and writing a complete
"what's changed?" guide.

> Alex

Ersin Er

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