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From Marcos Roriz <>
Subject Re: [Community] How to get started?
Date Sat, 20 Nov 2010 16:47:27 GMT
Thanks for all the replys :)

This feature (LDIF "diff") sounds cool!

I'll take a look at it, but before I'll read the manuals that Kiran Ayyagari
pointed me :).

2010/11/20 Emmanuel Lecharny <>

> 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 dependencies.
> 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 !
> --
> Regards,
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel Lécharny

Marcos Roriz
Bacharelando em Ciência da Computação
Universidade Federal de Goiás

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