On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Stefan Zoerner <email@example.com>
regarding configuration with the server.xml file: The current solution is still not perfect; it simplifies the file a lot, but some things are really complicated to accomplish.
I have started to documented it in the Basic User's Guide, but I stopped, because I still hope for some improvements before finalization in the 2.0 Providing a context entry for instance is definitely not acceptable for our users.
This is a fragment of the current style (perhaps I have missed something):
<spring:property name="targetObject"><spring:ref local='directoryService'/></spring:property>
Note that also need a custom Editor for Attributes to be configured.
Defining your own partition is at least hard with that. It is not possible to leave the context entry out, it won't work (NPE).
Question: Is it possible to change the partition implementation that it works without providing an initial context entry in the configuration? In this case, the user has to add the "root entry" with a tool/LDIF load after starting the server with a new partition the first time, but this seems acceptable for me.
The configuration would become much easier then.
Another thing I was thinking about was creating our own namespace like described here:
as an alternative to xbean. We would reduce the dependencies, although I agree that using xbean and its meta data in the javadoc is better than foreign annotations in our own sources.
Alex Karasulu wrote:
Do you see any potential issue with moving to Spring 2.5.x WRT XBean? I was thinking of upgrading but thought I'd check with you first.