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From Pinczel Balázs <pincz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] How can I use my own partition implementation in ApacheDS 2.0?
Date Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:32:14 GMT
Hi!

Sorry for taking up your time, but do you guys have any thoughts on this
one?

Balázs


2013/7/24 Pinczel Balázs <pinczelb@gmail.com>

> Hi,
>
> I am currently using a custom Partition implementation with ApacheDS 1.5.5,
> where configuration is XML-based. I would like to switch to the latest
> version, but I have problems with configuring the server to use my
> Partition
> implementation. (I do realize that the Partition interface slightly
> differs,
> that's not the source of my problem.)
>
> With 1.5.5, all I have to do is place my implementation on the classpath,
> and add a few lines under the <partitions> part in config.xml, like this
>  <s:bean id="mypartition" class="fully.qualified.name.of.MyPartition"> ...
> </s:bean>
>
> However, I found that I can't do the same with the LDIF-based configuration
> of 2.0.0.
>
> A solution I found requires altering the source code for ApacheDS 2.0.0:
> looks like I should add a createMyPartition() method to
> org.apache.directory.server.config.builder.ServiceBuilder, similar to
> createJdbmPartition(), and call it at the appropriate places, like the else
> branch of the if in createPartition(DirectoryService, PartitionBean). (And
> also, some other work ensuring that my configuration information gets read
> from the LDIF and passed to this createPartition() function as an instance
> of some class, like MyPartitionBean).
>
> I am unsure about this solution, as the previous version I used (1.5.5)
> required no recompiling of the server source code to achieve the same
> purpose, and I hoped a similar configuration method would be available
> here.
> It seems weird to me that the ability to easily configure and use custom
> Partition implementations is taken away in the new version (it's like the
> choice of JdbmPartition is hard-coded into ServiceBuilder, when it only
> checks for instances of JdbmPartitionBean).
>
> I would be grateful, if you could help me by answering my questions:
>  - Is the solution I outlined above correct?
>  - Are there any other options to use a custom Partition implementation
> (preferably without changing the source)?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Balázs
>
>

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