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From Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot>
Subject Re: Release soon...
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:17:19 GMT
+1 for a release.
"Release early, release often"...

The removal of the StringValue/BinaryValue seems like a good idea to simplify the handling
of values.
It will also impact the entries in the API.
I'm curious to see what kind of classes we'll get back from a search request.
Anyways, +1 as well.


On 26 févr. 2013, at 00:25, Emmanuel Lécharny <> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I will probably try to cut a release tomorrow, as may bugs have been
> fixed lately. It will still be a milestone, as I still want to do some
> big modification in both the backend data structure and in the API :
> getting rid of the StringValue/BinaryValue classes.
> I do think that we shuld only manipulate byte[] in the server. All in
> all, String are just UTF-8 encoded byte[], so there is no reason to
> manipulate Strings. It will solve many issue, like the one we have with
> binay AttributeType which has a SUBSTR matchingRule (currently, we can't
> filter any entry based on such matching rule), and it will also run
> faster : we won't have to do a byte[] -> String conversion when we
> receive a request and convert it back to a byte[] when storing it in the
> backend, and the exact opposite double conversion for any Attribute's
> value we pull from the backend to return it to the client.
> It will take quite a while to fix that, as it's used everywhere, so I'd
> liek first to have a release done.
> Thoughts ?
> -- 
> Regards,
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel Lécharny

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