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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Rename project 'server-config' to 'apacheds-server-config' + Move 'ConfigBuilder' class into a separate project
Date Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:10:33 GMT
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot <>wrote:

> Hi Dev,
> I'd like to propose two modifications for ApacheDS projects.
> I think the project 'server-config' should be renamed as
> 'apacheds-server-config' (to be consistent with others projects). It's the
> only project starting with a 'server' string and all other projects have a
> name starting with 'apacheds-something'.
> I'd also like to split the 'server-config' project in two parts.
> The first part, which would contain most of the classes and resources, will
> be responsible for reading the server config and generating config beans out
> of it.
> The second part would only contain the ConfigBuilder class which
> instantiate 'real' server objects out of the config beans (this part would
> depend on the first part of course).

This name ConfigBuilder is a bit confusing. On first glance I thought it
builds the configuration beans. Perhaps we should call it InstanceBuilder or
FooBuilder where Foo is the top-level object that it builds.

> This is particularly important for Studio.
> With this separation the first part has very few dependencies (which is
> great and easy to use in Studio):
> - apacheds-core-api
> - apacheds-i18n
> - apacheds-ldif-partition ('test' scope)
> - apacheds-xdbm-partition
> - shared-ldap
> - junit-addons ('test' scope)
> The current 'server-config' project has 21 dependencies defined and is a
> real mess to integrate in Studio, especially when all you need is only
> accessing the config beans.
> Thoughts ?
+1 - makes total sense.

Thanks Pierre!

Alex Karasulu
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