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From "Alex Karasulu" <>
Subject Re: [DNS] Trunk or branch for DNS work?
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:08:36 GMT
On Nov 12, 2007 9:51 AM, Stefano Bagnara <> wrote:
> Alex Karasulu ha scritto:
> > Also note that the issues with the time taken to run integration tests
> > is temporary.  This will go away.  So any *integration* tests you add,
> > you should add them specifically to work in the proper environment,
> > that is inside ApacheDS with the LDAP store.  Anything else is not
> > something we intend to keep in the main line of development.
> Hi Alex, I'm just a directory user but I have a question: can you
> explain who are you representing (who is included in your "we")?
> IMHO (I'm not a directory developer, but an ASF committer) Enrique idea
> to test the code against dnsjava makes a lot of sense. dnsjava is used
> by a lot of researchers to run tests because it is widely adopted and
> often takes into considerations special cases that are not well
> described in RFC but are de-facto known issues of the DNS world.

I agree completely: dnsjava is the way to go !!!

> > If you have convenience interfaces for alternative backing stores
> > that's fine but we're not going to reorganize things to accommodate
> > that.  Our aim is to progress ApacheDS and not act as an incubator for
> > plugins that want to become top level projects.
> Enrique explained that he doesn't intend to create a standalone project,
> but the sentence above is conflicting with the fact that MINA has been
> incubated by the directory project and IMHO in a succesfully way.

Yes MINA did incubate successfully out of Directory.  It had insane
potential, community and was just doing well as a subproject. So it
made sense to us to sprout it off as it's own TLP.  MINA benefits many
other projects this way and provides more value to Directory with a
more effective and vibrant community.

However "WE" can not incubate things out of Directory as a norm or as
one of our main functions. This is not the job of the Directory
Project.  It is not part of our charter. This as the responsibility of
the Apache Incubator.


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