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From Howard Chu <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (DIRSTUDIO-732) apache directory studio don't support OID Macros
Date Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:29:11 GMT
Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA) wrote:
>      [
> Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSTUDIO-732:
> ---------------------------------------------
> Being not an LDAP expert, it would be wise not to use a feature which is
very specific to OpenLDAP only.
> I agree that OID macros is a cool feature, but sadly, it's also a
> guarantee
to be a way to get incompatible LDAP data in the long run.
> I'm pretty sure that OpenLDAP peeps have added this feature to ease the
management of internal schemas (like configuration or such), but this is only
good for people dealing with elements which *won'* be exposed.

I added OID macros to OpenLDAP because the original X.500 spec uses OID 
macros, and I view their omission from LDAP as a bug in the LDAP specs. And 
yes, of course they're actually useful too...
> Use of plain OID (ie, without macros) is frankly a better idea.
>> apache directory studio don't support OID Macros
>> ------------------------------------------------
>>                  Key: DIRSTUDIO-732
>>                  URL:
>>              Project: Directory Studio
>>           Issue Type: Bug
>>           Components: studio-schemaeditor
>>     Affects Versions: 1.5.3
>>          Environment: windows XP; Open LDAP 2.4 directory
>>             Reporter: Francois PICHOUD
>>              Fix For: 1.5.4
>> I have 2 attribute that have macro ID : x.y.z:1 and x.y.z:2
>> ADS just saw the first one.
>> It had been solve on shared project : DIRSHARED-10

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp. 
   Director, Highland Sun
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP

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