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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: ApacheDS ConfigNG
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:39:35 GMT
Ersin ER wrote:
> One of the things we should consider for a configuration mechanism is that
> whether this configuration format is for humans or is for tools. If it's for
> humans neither XML nor LDIF are good candidates. If it's for tools, both are
> fine and then there can be other criteria to select one or also both can be
> supported. I don't think one if superior to other in terms of
> expressiveness.
I think that it does not matter too much. Or, more generally, a 
configuration mechanism should be versatile. From a human being, a GUI 
is obviously the best. But that mean we need a tool to read the 
configuration and to present it. Some prefer a text file (either because 
it's lightweight, or because you don't have a graphic terminal available 
), and then it should be straightforward. Of course, comments must be 

So what we need is a Configuration bean, loaded from a configuration 
file, whatever the format of this file is.

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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