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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: [Community] How to get started?
Date Sat, 20 Nov 2010 11:26:39 GMT
On 11/20/10 11:41 AM, Marcos Roriz wrote:
> Thank you very much for the fast reply.
> I'll start to dig into the documentation and pick some cool Jira
> bug/requests ASAP =).

Hi Marcos,

sure, JIRA is the simplest way to get started. However, in our very 
case, it may be like contemplating a 10000 thousands pieces puzzle.

FYI, the LDAP server code is quite big. It's actually more than 365 000 
single lines of code (around 800 000 with comments and white lines). 
Getting a grip on it is tough. But its architecture allow a new comers 
to cope with some small parts of it without being swamp in many 

Let me suggest you some parts you may start with :
- there is something we need : a LDIF tool that compare two ldifs and 
generate a 'diff' with a list of added entry, removed entry, and for 
each modification, the list of added AttributeTypes, a list of delete 
ATs, and for each modified ATs, the list of added values, the list of 
removed values.

This might be a good way to get a grip with the server, getting use with 
the API we have defined for the LDIF manipulation, and be useful at the 
same time :)

I can create a JIRA for such a need. Note that it's up to you to pick 
this part, or to select any other part you want to work on : nobody is 
forcing you :)

In any case, thanks a lot, it will be a pleasure to have you join us !

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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