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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Idea for Apache DS Studio Plugins [User account Editor]
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2008 11:01:54 GMT
Davi Baldin wrote:
> Apache DS Studio Team,
Hi Davi !
> I have developed some Eclipse plugins for Linux administration. So, now
> I have a bit experience in Eclipse Plugins.
That's great... Seems to be a growing community.
> Today I need more complete solutions for directory services (like
> Microsoft Active Directory with snap-ins for user account and site
> administration), and I found a solid framework for this: - The DS
> Studio.
Cool :)
> I would like to contribute with Apache DS Studio, helping to building
> plugins for user account administration and custom configuration. I
> Think that the DS Studio is schema centric application (my opinion), and
> if we have more specific GUIs for administrators, we can provided a
> unique system that all LDAP server need.
I would say that Directory Studio is much more LDAP centric than Schema 
centric, but it has been built in a way that it can be extended. Thanks 
to Eclipse, creating new plugins is just easy. You can even redesign the 
full GUI just keeping the internal plugins if you want to.

We see Studio as a platform which is LDAP enabled. You have specific 
LDAP plugins (like the connection plugin, LdifEditor plugin, etc), but 
you simply can add some more using those existing common plugins.
> Please, if anyone can tell me what you think about this idea, drop me
> some words.
This is just a great idea. Apache Directory Studio can become a kind of 
WebMin, may be with a restricted set of functionnalities, of course !

Now, we need to see the code ;)

Thanks !

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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