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From Stefan Zoerner <>
Subject Re: Why I think Spring + xbean is wrong ...
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2008 09:04:52 GMT
Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
>> I think a container should not be necessary, if ApacheDS is embedded. 
>> In this case, every additional dependency will add burden to those who 
>> plan to integrate it in their applications.
>> I thought this was basically the idea of using the Spring Framework.
> Back three years ago, when Spring was injected into ADS, I think this 
> was just because it was "SO COOL !!!"

In the Spring courses for the customer I work for (a training company) I 
use ADS as an example and tell the participants that we have chosen it 
because it is not invasive.

> Now, what is bothering me the more is different :
> - how to ease the Studio team work when dealing with the conf
> - how to stabilize the configuration to avoid rewritting the doco every 
> month
> - and more important : how to help users dealing with configuration !
> I think that point #3 goes well with point #1. When you are a beginner, 
> a good GUI helps.

I totally support your aims. All three of them.


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