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From Emmanuel Lecharny <elecha...@apache.org>
Subject [Schema Refactoring] Progress...
Date Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:24:02 GMT
Hi guys,

the first part is now done : all the SchemaObjects have been refactored. 
The Registries have been moved to shared, too.

The next part has started : Alex is replacing the JDBM based schema by a 
LDIF based schema. Two new subprojects have been created for this purpose :
- apacheds-schema-data
- apacheds-schema-loader

This is just a small step in the right direction. The next big 
modification will be to load the registries with the schema we have on 
disk. That means using the LDIF partition which has been a 
work-in-progress since march, then removing the schema bootstrap 
classes, and make the server happy.

Last, not least, a lot of work will be needed to correctly handle the 
schema modifciations through the LDAP protocol.

Hopefully, all that can be completed in the next few days. This will be 
a new server :)

I would suggest that no commit is done in trunk atm, as the branch will 
really be  different from trunk. In fact, it's a bigbang 2.0 ;)

The big advantage we will gain from such a move is that we will have a 
text based schema backend, we will be able to use the LDIFPartition for 
the configuration in DIT, and many bugs related to schema will be fixed 
at the same time. And no more DBFILES !

Keep tuned !

--
cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny
www.iktek.com
directory.apache.org



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