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From Stefan Seelmann <m...@stefan-seelmann.de>
Subject Re: [Community] Proposals for those interested in participating
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:16:19 GMT
Should we consider to offer those as Google Summer of Code projects?

On Mar 1, 2011 2:59 PM, "Alex Karasulu" <akarasulu@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> <disclaimer>
> Please excuse the cross post to both dev and user mailing lists.
> </disclaimer>
>
> <marketing-mode-on/>
>
> If you're a lurker, and are interested in getting involved in the Apache
> Directory Project but just don't know what to work on. Here are some
> proposals that might interest you.
>
>
> (1) LDAP Web Administration and/or Self Service Application[s]
>
> What is it?
> --------------
>
> The name says it all. A simple web based (Servlet) administrative
> application which uses the new LDAP API to administer your own profile or
> the entire server.
>
> Purpose
> ------------
>
> We're breaking with JNDI and coming out with a new and modern LDAP API.
>
> We want to know how useful it is.
>
> We want to know if certain problems arise using it.
>
> We want general feedback to improve the API.
>
> We want a sample application that shows people how to use it and all its
> features.
>
> We want to grow community and to work with more cool peeps.
>
> This mini-project and those working on would achieve some of these aims.
>
>
> (2) LDAP Command Line Interface
>
> What is it?
> --------------
>
> A main program that might be attached to an ldap-all jar as the java -jar
> executable with commands to execute the standard set of LDAP operations
like
> add, del, modify, modifyDn etc.
>
> Purpose
> ------------
>
> Same purpose as in #1 plus we have something that we can ship with
ApacheDS
> that can be used from the command line without requiring other executables
> for administrators to use.
>
>
> (3) LDAP Interactive Command Line Shell
>
> What is it?
> --------------
>
> A slick bash like shell that can be triggered from the same ldap-all jar's
> java -jar executable with perhaps a shell command. The idea is to take the
> shell motif in FS land over to LDAP land. This way all standard UNIX
> commands like ls, cd, cat, etc can have analogs to navigate and manipulate
> the Directory Information Tree (DIT).
>
> Purpose
> ------------
>
> Same purpose as in #1 and #2.
>
> It's a cool concept, lots of fun to implement. Use OSGi to have plugins
for
> new commands.
>
> We might package it with ADS for sys admins who hate using UI's or have
> nothing but a shell available in front of them in a data center.
>
> Might be something we can also put inside studio.
>
> Can use commands like script to record scripts that can be loaded as
stored
> procedures or replayed for tests. Who knows?
>
> On going project that can advance over time with more shell grammar
> constructs like script control flow. That means more people will work on
the
> project for a long time. Once you get in you can never leave :-). Can use
> scripting languages like groovy and Zoerner's awesome groovy ldap api.
>
> <marketing-mode-off/>
>
> If other folks have some ideas as well please add to this list. Based on
the
> progress of this thread we can add to the page of potential projects on
our
> site/wiki.
>
>
> Best,
> Alex

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